Orbost North Primary School junior school council held its first fundraiser for the year, a Mexican Day, last Thursday, to raise money for the little known disease: A-T (Ataxia Telangiectasia).
This is a rare and incurable blood disease at present which affects only 40 children in Australia, one in which local resident, Jarrah Beveridge, who is also the school principal, Jo Dacy-Broome’s, cheeky and stubborn grandson.
The school will be hosting several fundraisers throughout the year to support research, which is already underway in Queensland to find a cure, as well as supporting a number of other causes.
In 2021, the junior school council is made up of three school captains, Holly Schaefer, Bella Archer and Kahlee Boehmke, two vice captains, Jessie Hearl and Shelley Martin, and year lever representatives from grades two to five who have been voted in by their classmates, which include Tyler Leauthwaite, Allister Horner, Jaydah Hood and Toje Martin.
The group of students chose the Mexican theme at their first meeting and decided on the menu which included corn cobs, beef tacos, ice cream and chilli chocolate sauce and fruit.
“We are looking forward to one to two fabulous fundraising lunches per term and judging by the number of ideas our junior school council have, I am sure we will have lots of fun,” principal JO Dacy-Broome said.
“This time all the years three to six children helped with the cooking in their Healthy Eating lesson on Wednesday with Kelli and Andrea from Gippsland Lakes Complete Health.
“I am sure this will be a great start to a long road of fundraisers by many people and organisations for Jarrah and a cure for A-T.”
Laura Light and Silas Martin enjoyed their corn on the cob. K52-1737