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Northies spread goodwill

Wednesday, 26th September, 2018

Tobias Campman and Jessie Rowbotham accept a goody bag gift from North School student Joshua Reardon. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson Tobias Campman and Jessie Rowbotham accept a goody bag gift from North School student Joshua Reardon. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson

By Emily Ferguson

North Public School yesterday held an Adopt a Block event, which involved all classes trekking out to deliver goody bags to houses. 

Adopt a Block is part of the school’s focus on wellbeing and the bags were delivered to brighten people’s day. 

Each package was personalised to a student and included things like letters, artworks and flyers for upcoming events such as the school fete. 

Each of the different classes and their teachers were assigned a street block within the North School area. They walked along their block and either placed the bags by the door or hung them from the fence. 

North School Principal, Brett Cumming, said the idea was inspired by something he saw on television where a pre-school went into the community and handed out love hearts. 

“As one of our strategic directions in our school plan is Our Wellbeing I thought something like this might fit our school,” said Mr Cumming. “I guess the purpose was about the kids learning about the gift of giving being better than receiving.

“It was never about seeking benefit for our school - the focus was on spreading goodwill and connection among our community.”

“A strong focus at our school is on positivity, growth mindset and resilience for our students and staff and we thought this would be an opportunity for our kids to reflect those attributes.”

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