Year seven students from St Andrew’s Anglican College have received a $5,000 grant from Slater and Gordon to help fund their Community Problem Solving projects.
Slater and Gordon Sunshine Coast Lawyer Liz Catton congratulated the students on their submission which aims to assist the Sunshine Coast community.
“While we are very fortunate to live a prosperous lifestyle on the Sunshine Coast, there are some people in the community who need a helping hand,” She said.
“The students from St Andrew’s have put their thinking caps on and have come up with some ways to help put a smile on local faces.
“With this donation, the students aim to purchase toys to help brighten the lives of sick children in Nambour hospital as well as purchasing toiletries and non-perishable items for the homeless.
“They will also purchase cleaning equipment to help the elderly members of our community with their household chores, donate money to a number of cancer foundations and improving the schools recycling efforts.
“Slater and Gordon are proud to reward initiatives from our local schools which will ultimately benefit the lives of locals within the Sunshine Coast community.
“Congratulations to the students and teachers involved in this project and for helping to make a difference in so many lives.”
St Andrew’s Anglican College Head of Thinking Skills Ms Jillian Green said the students were over the moon to have won the Slater and Gordon School Pay Day.
“The students were ecstatic to win the $5k; they have been working on these projects since term one. The donation from Slater and Gordon will allow our year seven students to make a difference and contribution toward assisting others in need,” Ms Green said.
“The Community Problem Solving module was created to get the students thinking about real community issues. The students learn powerful lessons about creating change and dealing with local authorities and organizations.
“The ultimate goal for the students and everyone involved is to see the positive impact of their project in the local community and to contribute to the good of humanity.
“On behalf of the St Andrew’s school community, I would like to thank Slater and Gordon for the $5,000 donation which will help make the students project a reality.”
The Slater and Gordon $5K School Pay Day is awarded to a Sunshine Coast school to contribute towards a school project. The ballot is open to the community who are encouraged to vote for their favoured submission.