Berry healthy milkshakes help student
Students at St Anne’s School Harvey have helped boost an overseas student’s education by serving up some fresh and healthy milkshakes at recess.
Members from the school’s Mini Vinnies group raised $70 by holding a milkshake stall at school last week, making banana and berry milkshakes and then selling them at morning tea.
The money went to St Vincent de Paul’s Assist A Student Program which helps a student for one year with education needs such as school fees, uniforms and books.
St Anne’s teacher and Mini Vinnies coordinator Leanne Pronk said the whole school had been excited to get involved.
“The whole concept of Mini Vinnies is to open our students’ eyes to generosity and being kind to others,” Mrs Pronk said.
“All the money raised goes towards helping an overseas student with their education.”
In 2017 the school helped a Year 3 student in Fiji and last year it helped a Year 4 girl in Indonesia.
Mrs Pronk said participating in the international assistance program expanded on the group’s regular charity work in the community.
Once she receives a fundraising certificate, Mrs Pronk plans to boost the children’s learning by helping research the country the sponsored student comes from and learning what life is like for them.
“It helps the kids to understand the wonderful opportunities they have in Australia compared to other students around the world,” she said.
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