Year 8 students on a mission to help buy an ambulance in Uganda | Photos

Year 8 students from James Sheahan Catholic High School raised $3227.70 at their annual Catholic Mission Expo recently.

The school’s Religious Education Curriculum coordinator Philippa Burns said the students developed their own ideas for their stalls and had to analyse costs and profits and marketing for the Catholic Mission Australia fundraiser.

“It’s gone up by about $400 to $500 each year and this is the fourth year we’ve run it,” Ms Burns said.

“We spend about two months preparing the students for this.”

She said this year’s funds would go towards the purchase of an ambulance in Bujuni in Uganda.

“Some children die of malaria, [to prevent it] they need to get to the nearest health service, which is two hours away,” Ms Burns said.