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St Joseph’s Students Port Lincoln

Give Children Hope


As part of the St Joseph’s School Stage 2 Child Studies, Year 12 students had to study an area of Economic and Environmental Influences where they assisted in creating and maintaining a safe environment for children. The task consisted of designing, making and evaluating a care package for a child entering the foster care system. This task allowed students to integrate the school curriculum as well as supporting a local charity that provides comfort for local foster care children.

These care packages were carefully created ensuring they met the criteria needed, and were presented to Catherine Higgins on behalf of a local charity in Port Lincoln, ‘Little Bags of Hope’, who provides comfort for foster care children in our local community. Catherine said, ‘the care packages put together by the students were so thoughtful and generous. They will certainly make what can be such a traumatic time for children entering foster care a little easier’

The packages needed to include at least five items, ensuring that there was an item that makes a child smile/laugh, gives them something to do, clothing, essential daily needs (ie. toothbrush, drink bottle etc) and an item which provides comfort to the child. Each care package also needed to include at least one hand made item and a recycled/preloved item ensuring it was neat, tidy and in safe working order.

Year 12 student Kiara Baillie said, 'I feel honoured and privileged to be able to help this local charity and the children in need. It was an inspiring experience and I would happily donate my time again.'

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