Presbyterian Ladies College students sacrifice lunchtimes for a cause

Presbyterian Ladies College students sacrifice lunchtimes for a cause

CREATIVE Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC) students have sacrificed their lunchtimes to help make a special banner for the Red Cross Bindaring Sale on May 14.

“We have girls lining up outside the classroom to come in ,” junior school art teacher Colleen Garland said.

“On any one day we might have up to 30 children working on it, so it has had to be ‘first in, best dressed’.

“About 60 students from Year 1 to 6 have contributed altogether. They have loved the project. We’re really looking forward to seeing it finished.”

Bindaring vice president Caroline Arundell said Bindaring was thrilled with PLC’s ongoing support donating clothes, providing volunteers and engaging their young students.

“We have a really cross-generational group of volunteers ranging from about 15 to 90 years old,” Ms Arundell said.

“It’s wonderful to get even younger ones involved to build the overall community feeling with Bindaring.”

Ms Arundell said a Bindaring volunteer with a daughter enrolled in pre-primary at PLC and its president, who is a former PLC mother, came up with the idea to approach the school about making a banner.

“We have a huge pavilion at Claremont Showground filled with lots of beautiful clothes, but unfortunately we do have a fair bit of fencing,” she said.

“So it is quite nice to have some decoration to make the place look attractive for all the shoppers.

“Last year we had about 1500 come along and we raised $140,000 for Red Cross. We always hope to do better year on year.”