Bushfires in Australia have ravaged at least 4 million hectares of land. This has included the loss of over 500 million animals and wildlife (and it is going to continue to rise) and at least 8000 koalas in NSW alone (1/3 of their current population!).
As a result of learning and understanding about how devastating the fires are, the children in our school asked what they could do to help. We were absolutely delighted with the enthusiasm from all the children in our school, demonstrating our Christian values of compassion.
On Wednesday the 29th of January, we held a whole school mufti day, amongst other activities. For the mufti day the children came in Australian colours (green/gold, or as a famous Australian or Australian animal). We raised money to go to the charity Wires Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation, who support in the rescue and rehabilitation of Australian wildlife.
The children made Australian coloured homemade slime, Aboriginal Art, sang Australian Songs, held a raffle and a cake sale to raise money. They raised over £600! which we are really proud of.
View the photo gallery from the day here