Students with a can-do attitude

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September 2017

By Olivia ShyingSt Aloysius School Queenscliff students with cans they collected for Feed Geelong, courtesy The Geelong Advertiser

Queenscliff students have tried to reduce poverty by collecting 134 cans for Feed Geelong.

St Aloysius School students gained an understanding of the impact poverty has on society when they completed a social justice project in term three.

Grade 5 and 6 pupils researched social justice organisations and applied for a mock grant, of up to $100,000, to fund a project.

Flynn focused his project on Feed Geelong and applied for $38,000 to buy a van and run a mobile soup kitchen for a year.

Teacher Fiona Greene said pupils made speeches to peers, Queenscliff councillor Ross Ebbles and Father Michael Richardson.

'They gave great feedback about what students did well and what they could improve on,' Ms Greene said.

Flynn said the project and can collection drive helped each pupil learn a different way of helping.

This article was originally published in The Geelong Advertiser on 26 September 2017.