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Throughout Term 2 the Year 6 boys planned and prepared for the annual Anglican Charities Day fundraising event. In preparing for the day, they worked in small groups to organise an activity or stall for the younger students of the Junior School. We challenged the boys to practise a variety of enterprising skills including creativity and innovation, communication, teamwork, project management, citizenship and financial literacy. The focus of Anglican Charities Day is to develop charitable entrepreneurship skills and as a year level we discussed the important programs that our fundraising would support.

Despite rain being forecast for the day we were fortunate to have a beautiful day. The Junior School students enjoyed their sausage sizzle lunch and then moved throughout the stalls. Junior School staff also meandered among the stalls developed by the Year 6 students and their support of the day was appreciated by the boys.

There were a variety of stalls, with the Year 6 students providing some imaginative experiences with great prizes to be won. Soccer and football goal challenges, shooting hoops, chocolate coin toss, balloon bursting, raffles and lucky dips and the chance to win a scooter prize were only a small selection of the stalls run by the boys on the day.

Family Centre North, Family Centre South, St John’s Youth Services and the Magdalene Centre were the beneficiaries of the collective efforts of the boys. The boys certainly used this event to further develop the character strengths of judgment, social intelligence and kindness as they reflected on the bigger picture of Anglican Charities Day.

An event like the Anglican Charities Day fundraiser is not possible without the generosity of time and effort from many members of our community. School Support Staff, teachers and parents contributed in various capacities towards the eventual success of the day. It is a credit to everyone involved that we were able to raise well in excess of $5,000 to support the programs run by these charities within our South Australian community.

Kate Medlin
Year 6 Junior School Teacher