School camp help sought

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph

South Newman Primary School Year 6 students are reaching out to the community for fundraising assistance for their upcoming school camp.

SNPS Year 5 and 6 teacher Cathy Muller said the camp, to be held in Perth at Ern Halliday Reserve in September, was aimed at encouraging students to foster social, team-building, and leadership skills as well as forming lifelong friendships.

“There is buzz about the classrooms already as for some of our students this will be the first time on a plane and seeing Perth city,” she said.

“For some students, this experience will be the highlight of their year and provide them with some wonderful memories of their last year of primary school.”

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She said the camp would cost families $1200 a student; however, additional funds allowed parents to cover the costs.

Fundraising co-ordinators Trina Bateman and Lee Lockyer said there were many groups of students at the school who were dedicated to get involved.

“We have secured a few events in the community so far and are very grateful for the chance to fundraise,” she said.

Ms Bateman said it was important for students to be involved as much as possible in the fundraising because it highlighted the hard work that went into earning money.

She said the team were looking for generous community groups to offer fundraising opportunities or donations.

The students have already been asked to raise funds at community barbecues with the support of the Shire of East Pilbara, serve at the canteen at the Newman Motocross annual North West race and assist with car washes at Newman Visitor Centre.

Those who can assist with donations are asked to contact the school directly to make arrangements.

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