Warm-hearted students provide blanket coverage

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Warm-hearted students provide blanket coverage

Warm-hearted students from the Star of the Sea Catholic School at George Town are working hard to support community members who are struggling through this winter.
The College’s Religious Education Co-ordinator, Rose Briscoe, explained that the school community worked closely with the St Vincent de Paul Society each year with a blanket and winter woollies drive and a collection of canned foods.

“This is important for us as a Presentation School to be considerate of the needs of others,” Ms Briscoe said.
“We encourage that in our students, particularly through our work with St Vincent de Paul.

“We are part of the Presentation family and we take our values from the Presentation Sisters’ founder, Nano Nagle. We encourage children to be compassionate, show hospitality and be aware of the needs of the community in which they live.”

Ms Briscoe added that donated items were used to help those in the nearby area.

“Everything we collect stays locally to help meet needs within the surrounding community,” Ms Briscoe said.
“We have a Mini Vinnies group within the College, and a lot of efforts to support these projects comes from them, and teacher Claire Honeychurch, who looks after the group.”

image: First class effort: Star of the Sea College students at George Town (back, from left) Connor, 9, Shekinah, 10, Shiloh, 10, and Henry, 10; and (front) Erin, 10, Emma, 10, Bonnie, 11, Isabelle, 10 and Luci, 9, with some of the blankets collected for St Vincent de Paul.