Wed 6th February
Students across Pre-Kindy to Year 12 will all wear free dress today in support of Aussie Farmers.
The fundraiser was initiated by the Year 1 classes to show their support to farmers suffering the terrible conditions of an extended drought. The fundraiser has seen the entire School purchasing sunflower seeds at a cost of $3 for three seeds and participating in a challenge to grow the tallest sunflower plant. The seeds have been kindly donated by Bunnings Warehouse, so all profits are going towards the charity Aussie Helpers.
Since then, the fundraiser has grown to include a free dress day on Thursday where students will wear free dress for a gold coin donation to Drought Angels.
On Thursday at lunchtime, the Year 1 students, wearing sunflower hats, will visit Year 7 to 12 students at the North Ward Campus to sell sunflower seeds.
The boarders have also been keen to be involved and will plant a sunflower garden bed to participate in the sunflower challenge. Many of the boarders from rural and regional areas have a personal understanding of the devastation that drought is causing.
“As a boarding school and as a community with a social conscience, the students of Townsville Grammar School have driven this initiative within our whole School. We are extremely proud of their engagement with this cause as it provides evidence of their empathy and support for the whole community,” said Principal, Timothy Kelly. “North Ward students cannot wait to host the little Year 1s here tomorrow. The boarders have been allocated some flower beds so that they too can participate in the Sunflower Challenge.”