Townsville Grammar School gets wacky and tacky for kids in care
Students from Townsville Grammar School have held a Wacky Tacky fundraiser in support of The Pyjama Foundation. Together they raised more than $600 to support children in out-of-home care.
Students and staff dressed up in their wackiest outfits for the last Friday of Week 8. Everyone was encouraged to wear bright clothes and bring even brighter smiles. The school community certainly delivered, with glitter and neon outfits to boot.
Townsville Grammar School captain of the junior school’s community service team Chloe Langtree organised the event. With the help of her fellow students, Chloe passionately got her school community board as a way to give back to her community.
“I chose to support the Pyjama Foundation, because I found what they did really helped the community.
The volunteers don’t get paid, and yet they turn up to help children in need,” she said.
“A Foundation like this one definitely deserves a cheer, and they have my full support. Dedicating fundraiser to them was a way of showing it.”
Townsville Grammar assistant head of junior school Chris Gray said it is important to foster sense of community as part of the culture of the school.
He also acknowledged the need for students and staff to have fun and bring “laughter and smiles” to the school community.
“The last couple of years have been particularly more about FUNraising as we had the flood last year and now COVID-19,” he said.
“Days like these also go a long way to bind us together as a School community and to build on the sense of pride we have for each other and our School.”
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