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School Assessment Raises Money for a Great Cause!

5/09/2013

Recently two Year 12 English Communication classes have come together to plan a fun-raiser for the UNICEF foundation. 

UNICEF (you may have seen the posters around the school on notice boards) is a foundation that raises money for children that don’t have the everyday opportunities that we take for granted.  Things like water, an education, even receiving a vaccination for a deadly disease like measles or the flu.  UNICEF provides these things to the children along with other essentials.  With only $54 UNICEF can vaccinate around 100 children for measles that would otherwise potentially die.

The idea for this fundraiser came about after the senior English Communication classes finished their recent assessment on a charity of their choice.  For the assessment, individually the students first had to choose and research a charity, and then they had to provide a research pamphlet on that charity.  At the end of this assessment piece the class then had to decide on a single charity to raise money for, but Mr Dunne’s two classes decided to join heads and raise money for the same charity.

Mr Dunne, who teaches the two Communication classes, believes it is a great assessment piece because it gets the students involved while at the same time it is actually helping someone. He said that “… it is good for the students to do something tangible, to get involved with the community before they finish school…” it really is great to see how an ordinary assignment can end up raising money for someone half a world away.

So on Friday the 6/9/13 there will be blue free dress day with a gold coin donation in support of UNICEF.  During the lunch breaks there will also be a sausage sizzle.  A sausage on bread with onions and sauce and a can of coke-a-cola together will be $3.50, separately they will be $2 each.  The second class will be selling cupcakes and biscuits.  Remember to wear blue on Friday for this amazing cause.

To find out more on UNICEF and were your money goes visit the UNICEF website http://www.unicef.org.au/.