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30 • 08 • 2017

From preschool to college: students support Daffodil Day for charity

ACG Strathallan students of all ages celebrated Daffodil Day with a raft of activities to raise awareness and funds for The Cancer Society.

Senior students dressed in yellow, sold Cancer Society bracelets and broaches and ran swing ball, giant Jenga, noughts and crosses and music activities at lunchtime to mark the festivities.

Primary students took part in a colouring competition while yellow-clad preschoolers got their hands into yellow slime and playdough, drew sunshiny yellow daffodils on painting easels, and baked cookies for a gold coin donation.

“It was nice to be able to incorporate all year levels in the understanding of the Cancer Society and why it’s important to raise money for charity,” said Careers Officer Jane Balchin, who helped to organise the event.

Senior students also visited the preschool and primary school children where they awarded prizes to the winners of the colouring competition and handed out removable daffodil tattoos. Year 13 student leader Janelle Ng-Waishing said it was a great opportunity to spread awareness to younger students.

“It’s important we do our part as a school to support the local community by dedicating a day toward this charity event,” she said. “Even a small activity like this is a great way to bridge the gap between the college, primary and preschool.”

The school raised close to $2,000, with all money going to The Cancer Society.

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