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Shepparton students giving to others

McGuire College students are doing their bit for the community and have spent the past six weeks raising money to buy toys for children at Verney Rd School.

SIONNIE KELLY August 21, 2014 3:34am

Giving back: McGuire College students Batul Rasouli, Renae Penfold and Sophie Dervish give Verney Rd School children Zainab Mendi, Victor Watson, Darcy Mullenger and Fraser Mackinnan new toys.



The fundraising was part of a Year 12 VET Community Services project where the students had different events such as bake sales, a movie day, and a sausage sizzle to reach their goal of raising $500.

The 12 project participants raised $571 to go towards different toys such as balls, board games, and card games.

Year 11 student Sophie Dervish, 17, said it was a worthwhile project and was successful.

‘‘Being here today seeing all the kids is just amazing,’’ she said.

Year 12 student Batul Rasouli, 17, said it was a great project to be involved in.

‘‘Seeing all these children today, the laughter on their faces makes us feel really proud of what we did,’’ she said.

‘‘We really enjoyed it and I think one of the best parts was today and shopping for all this stuff.’’

The students decided to raise money for Verney Rd School because they thought it would be a good cause.

Verney Rd School early years unit leader Ann Hoskin said the McGuire students approached her a couple of months ago to discuss their project.

‘‘I’m absolutely blown away by what these girls have done,’’ she said.

‘‘It’s really great because our students need things to do in the playground and quite often they really don’t have a lot to do and having all these resources is going to help them to learn things like social skills.’’

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