Year 9 Rite Journey Service WeekYear 9 students have completed their Rite Journey Service Week. The growth in service, compassion, empathy and resilience of these young people is amazing, and we look forward to seeing even further growth by the time they graduate next Term. The awareness they raised last term for causes such as homelessness and MND was exceptional.
Monday - Random Acts of Kindness
Year 9 took to Dean Street performing Random Acts of Kindness, surprising pedestrians and shoppers with little gifts, sweets, hand-made teddy bears even little messages of kindness. It no doubt took some by surprise but in a positive way.
Tuesday - Helping out at Victory
Students then spent the day assisting with Primary sports classes, hosting an afternoon tea for senior citizens, improving the College grounds in a massive working bee and making soup for St Matthew's Church.
Wednesday - Soup Day at St Matthew's Anglican Church
They then hosted a Soup Day out of St Matthew’s Church in Albury. After receiving a tremendous amount of donated food they then prepared and cooked soups on Tuesday to fulfil orders by local businesses.
Students were kept busy on the day, organising and delivering food hampers and soup orders whilst also serving soup to those less fortunate in our community. Our music students performed out front of the Church to entertain passer-bys. Soup orders raised money for St Matthew’s towards their building fund to renovate their community room.
Thursday - Volunteering for Albury Wodonga Parklands
It didn't stop with the students volunteering by working around the Murray River assisting Albury Wodonga Parklands Authority.
Friday - Fight MND Fundraiser
The Year 9 Rite Journey capped off their amazing Service Week with a fundraiser for Fight MND. The fundraiser was held on the last day of Term 2 and a fun and fitting end to the week. The afternoon was full of festivities with teachers dressing up ready to be dunked by students, music, sausage sizzle and even special guests Riley Rose and Seamus from ‘Hit 104.9’ joining in the dunking.
The final tally raised thanks to all those who donated generously came to a massive $1,623.45. The students chose to raise money for Fight MND after many were inspired by the story of local family and their ongoing battle with the disease.