Local Students Take Steps for Justice
The students, staff and families of St Kieran's Primary School are taking steps for justice during this year's Caritas Project Compassion.
The Caritas Australia fundraiser runs through the six weeks of Lent and brings hundreds of thousands of Australians together in solidarity with the world's most vulnerable communities, to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.
This year, one of the ways St Kieran's will raise money for Project Compassion is through their Caritas K's running club.
HPE teacher Mrs Alaana Sheppard said “Our Caritas K's running club is a fun way for students, staff and our families to not only be active in the outdoors but to raise money for a wonderful cause".
“Children are naturally active, and at St Kieran's this is one of the many opportunities for our students to hone their energy into productive activities" Mrs Sheppard said.
Principal Mr Ben Gray said “Helping those less fortunate is very much part of the ethos of St Kieran's and of Catholic teaching"
“By being part of Project Compassion, we help our students to realise that while no one can do everything, we can all do something to make the world a better place".
“St Kieran's commitment to social justice ensures that our students finish their learning journey not only as better students but also as better members of society", Mr Gray said.
Money raised during Project Compassion goes towards Caritas Australia's humanitarian and long-term development programs in more than 40 countries across Asia, Africa, the Pacific and Latin America and with First Australian communities.
To donate, go to https://fundraise.caritas.org.au/join/St-Kieran-Primary-School