Backpacks a boost for Bunbury schools

Bunbury Herald
Adam Road Primary School teacher Jen Norton, Zonta's Jo Birch, teacher Carol Stewart, Zonta's Eira Loftus, school principal Guy Asser and teacher Jodie Ashdown with the backpacks.
Camera IconAdam Road Primary School teacher Jen Norton, Zonta's Jo Birch, teacher Carol Stewart, Zonta's Eira Loftus, school principal Guy Asser and teacher Jodie Ashdown with the backpacks. Credit: Supplied/Jo Wittorff

Zonta Club of Bunbury joined forces with Coles Eaton Fair to create backpacks filled with essential school items for Bunbury students to help make the transition into the school term smooth sailing.

The project aimed to equip early childhood students with the necessary tools to prepare for a successful start to the school year and beyond.

Zonta Bunbury donated 12 backpacks per school to Carey Park, Maidens Park and Adam Road primary schools on Thursday to help students ahead of the new school year.

Although the start of school has been pushed back a week, school principals were all appreciative of the donations.

Adam Road Primary School principal Guy Asser said staff often noticed disparity between what young children were able to bring to school at the start of the year.

We are very pleased to be the recipients of the backpacks that will go a long way to levelling the playing field.

Guy Asser

“We were overwhelmed by the generosity and enthusiasm of Anne Curtis and her staff at Coles Eaton who donated and packed the supplies into 36 backpacks,” she said.

“They even had a production line organised in their lunch room.”

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