Hundreds of middle school students from Camberwell Grammar pounded the pavements around the school last November in support of KOALA Kids, raising in excess of $5,000.
At the final assembly in December, Year 9 student Arni Ferentinos received a special KOALA Kids certificate of appreciation for his effort to organize the event for the second consecutive year, including a sausage sizzle at the end of the event.
For the second year running Camberwell Grammar School hosted the second annual KOALA Kids Walkathon. This event included the entire Middle School from year 6 through year 8. In the week leading up to the walk students were asked to seek out sponsors who would donate money depending on how many laps were completed.
They day of the walkathon finally arrived and the students were all looking forward to getting a break from school life and raising some money. After an exhausting walk (and a run for some) the students returned to a delicious barbecue which was prepared by parents, teachers and senior school students. Word soon spread around the school
about the delicious sausages and everyone from senior school wanted a bite which caused us to run out of drinks and almost sell almost all of our sausages.
During this rush Year 12 students decided to help out and joined in selling sausages after hearing about the good cause we were raising money for. As a result of all this hard work we raised in excess of $8000 which I am sure will go a long way to provide lots of small
things that will make a difference to the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families.
Year 10, 2015
KOALA Kids Ambassador, Camberwell Grammar School