In the spirit of giving, students finish the year on a high
Date: November 23, 2017 Posted by: Megan Meineke
As the end of the school year draws to a close, Sunshine Coast Grammar School Year 9 and 10 students will spend their final week supporting those less fortunate through the School’s Grammar Community Awareness Program.
Year 9 students will be delivering hand-made care packages to patients at the Adem Crosby Cancer Centre at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. The packages include a hand-sewn beanie for each patient as well as games, books and a variety of personal care items that have been put together in consultation with local charity, Team Adem.
While the Year 10 cohort will be in the community serving others with students committed to 12 garden clean ups in the Buderim area, beach clean ups on 4 local beaches and a two day carwash raising funds for local and international causes.
Now in its 8th year the Grammar Community Awareness Program runs for three days in the last week of every year and complements the School’s existing Grammar Helping Hands project by linking back to the local community.
Coordinator of Community Services at Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Mr Ben Princehorn believes this is a wonderful way for the students to finish the year on a high, making a real and meaningful difference to those in our local community in need of a hand.
“The program provides a valuable experience for all students, some had never used a sewing machine before,” said Mr Princehorn.
“This is a great example of another meaningful way to show faith in action and support those in our local community.”