Students at St Munchin’s Catholic Primary in Gosnells have been working hard to raise money for people less fortunate, in conjunction with Caritas Australia.
Following recent events in Nepal, in addition to the 2015 Caritas Australia Project Compassion appeal, teachers had been talking to students about the poor and what can be done to help them.
The information prompted students to organise fundraising activities, with an overwhelming response.
Year Six students held a successful cake stall and raffle; while Year Five students organised a car wash, aimed at parents with (very) dirty cars; and Year Three students brough in old books fit for re-sale.
“Even the Kindergarten classes decided to hold a lucky dip-jar, too,” a spokesperson for the school said.
“All the students really enjoyed their fundraising activities, and every effort was made with co-operation, compassion and a smile.
“We all thought very hard about what we could do – so, as a school, we prayed for them and, as a community, we raised (funds) for them,” the spokesperson said.
The total amount of funds raised topped more than $2,600, with some spare change (more than $500) going towards Caritas appeal for Nepal.