Make Christmas wonderful for all
GATTON State School's Chaplain, Olivia Buttsworth, put a challenge to the classes a few weeks ago.
This challenge involved raising money as a class to purchase gifts from the Tear Foundation for people in third world countries.
Gifts included access to safe water, access to primary schooling, and organic vegetable gardens, just to name a few.
A number of classes took up the challenge, including 2W, 7S and 7R.
Olivia was thrilled that a total of $100 was raised by the classes and $80 of this was raised by 7R.
Olivia said it was important for young people and adults to gain a perspective on the massive difference that existed when you considered the standard of living in this country compared to other places in the world.
“It is important to then go one step further in compassion and do something about it,” she said.
“These are things we want to see in the next generation of leaders.
“At a time when many children are writing wish-lists and scanning catalogues, these students now have an awareness that while they are wanting, others are needing.”