Loom Band Day


On the last day of Term 2, Year 6 organised a loom band activities afternoon. Children were asked to bring in and wear loom band creations, and contribute a gold coin donation. The $250 that was raised was originally tagged to go towards the Year 6 farewell, but Year 6 students decided to donate the money to the UNHCR Iraq appeal instead. In their own words, "The Iraqi people need the money more than we do. Lots of them don't have food and water, but we do."

We're so proud of our students for showing this level of empathy and for embracing the opportunity to demonstrate global citizenship. At Mt Ousley Public School we have quite a number of Iraqi families and it was lovely to be able to show that as a whole school community, we care.

Will Year 6 still have their end of year farewell? Of course they will. But isn't it inspiring to see this generation of students acting so selflessly and supporting others in the world who are less fortunate than themselves. It all bodes well for a future in which people around the world treat each other humanely and with compassion.

As a side issue, some of our students created a 58 metre length of loom bands. Is that good enough for a world record? We're not sure.

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