School supports Afghanistan troops
LAIDLEY District State School children are busily writing letters to our troops in Afghanistan.
Literary support teacher Pat Taylor said the entire school had taken up the project and she anticipated some 300 letters would be included in care packages being arranged by the Laidley RSL Sub-branch.
Ms Taylor said students from prep to Year Seven were involved and had embraced the scheme with enthusiasm.
“I have shown them slides of what is happening in Afghanistan and have informed them that school children from other allied nations are doing similar things for their own soldiers,” she said.
RSL Sub-branch president Mike Nowlan said one of his members, dog-handler Brian Ranse, who was now back serving in Afghanistan, had suggested the idea of providing care packages for the troops.
“When I approached school principal Dan Nielsen, he readily agreed with the proposal to include the letters in the packages,” he said.
“Aussie Diggers will always welcome a little input from home.”