Year 7 students dress up for charity

Cowardly Lions, and Tiggers, and the Three Bears, Oh my!

On Friday 14 September, Year 7 students and teachers dressed up as characters from the children’s story and activity books they have been collecting for the Pyjama Foundation.

The books collected will be given to foster children as gifts for their birthday by their Pyjama Angel through the Foundation, which works with children in care to provide them with the opportunity to reach their full potential through learning, life skills and building confidence.

The dress-up day is a culmination of Term 3’s Community Engagement activities. The Year 7 students put forward a proposal to incorporate the dress up day as their final way of fundraising for the Pyjama Foundation. Students who wore costumes also offered a gold coin donation. 

Head of Year 7, Mrs Catherine Krzensk said the students have enjoyed being a part of the initiatives.

“The Pyjama Foundation has special significance to the Year 7 Homeroom teachers, and upon learning what this charity aims to do, the girls were very excited to be involved,” she said.

“The girls have raised over 500 books for this charity, and have been very competitive in watching their class tally board grow with each donation. They have truly embraced the opportunity to show kindness, compassion and empathy towards others.”

In Term 4, the Year 7 students will participate in a Christmas food drive for Wesley Mission, and donate non-perishable items to help give disadvantaged families a Christmas meal.