Berry healthy milkshakes help student

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
St Anne’s School Mini Vinnie members Kory Ewing, Lani Beech, Sienna Italiano, Ethan Ralston and Sophia Curulli.
Camera IconSt Anne’s School Mini Vinnie members Kory Ewing, Lani Beech, Sienna Italiano, Ethan Ralston and Sophia Curulli.

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.

Year 1 students Lindee Casayas, Madison Green and Arabella Rodas enjoy their milkshakes.
Camera IconYear 1 students Lindee Casayas, Madison Green and Arabella Rodas enjoy their milkshakes.

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.”

Year 1 student Carl Terrente Ruba sips his berry-flavoured treat.
Camera IconYear 1 student Carl Terrente Ruba sips his berry-flavoured treat.

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.

Year 3’s Gretel Sawyer is happy to enjoy a banana milkshake.
Camera IconYear 3’s Gretel Sawyer is happy to enjoy a banana milkshake.

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.

Jayden Ietto, Year 2, sports a banana milk moustache.
Camera IconJayden Ietto, Year 2, sports a banana milk moustache.

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