Sweet treats to broaden horizons
Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019
By Myles Burt
Cupcakes were in abundance yesterday at North Public School where they were sold to raise money for Stuart House in Sydney.
Stuart House offers country students from the ages of 5 to 8 the opportunity to holiday away from home, and gain access to health checks and psychologists.
It also arranges fun activities such as going to the beach and Taronga Zoo.
Yesterday’s fundraiser was held by North Public School’s SRC to help pay for students to fly from Broken Hill to Sydney, an entirely new experience for some, according to SRC patron Racheal Harvey.
“That’s where some of this money’s going towards because it’s quite expensive to get a flight to Sydney from here,” Ms Harvey said.
“For most students it’s the first time they’ve been on an airplane, first time they’ve been on a train, a ferry and even experiencing a city for a lot of them.
“Some of the kids have never been to Adelaide before. It’s very much out of their comfort zones.
“This won’t only benefit students from our school, it’d be students from every school across Broken Hill that sends students to Stuart House.”
North’s SRC fundraise for a certain causes every year and students and their families were involved in baking for the cake stall.
“I was probably pushing for something a bit easier like an out of uniform day or something like that, but they really wanted to do a cake stall,” said Ms Harvey.
“They were really enthusiastic about manning it, setting it up and making sure they could sell to their classmates.
“Pretty much every SRC member brought something in today.”
Ms Harvey said Stuart House was a fantastic opportunity for local students who got to meet other kids around the state.
“It’s usually towards the end of the year but they just come back with this amazing enthusiasm and self-esteem,” she said. “It’s something that’s really amazing for them.”