Flannelettes and fundraising: School students dig deep for drought | Photos

ORANGE’S school students – take a bow.

The city’s youngsters have made their mark in the past week by throwing on their finest flannelette in the name of fundraising for NSW’s drought-stricken farmers.

Orange East Public School raised more than $3000 on August 3, which led principal Glen Bourke to ask other schools in Orange to “take up the challenge”.

And they have.

Since then, Orange Public School has raised over $5500, while last Friday St Mary’s Catholic Primary School raised over $1100 for the cause.

Kinross Wolaroi School held a dress-up day and bake sale for pre-prep to year six on Monday, raising over $2200.

On Tuesday it was Calare Public School’s turn, with Bowen Public School (Thursday) and Orange High School (Friday) joining in the fun and fundraising courtesy of some agriculturally-dressed kids later in the week.

Looking ahead, Bletchington Public School is holding a ‘Fair Dinkum Family Fundraiser’ fair on Sunday, August 26, while Catherine McAuley Catholic Primary School and James Sheahan Catholic High School will both hold heir events on Friday. 

Orange Anglican Grammar School will hold a sausage sizzle on August 31, and Glenroi Heights Public School will host some form of Parma for a Farmer in coming weeks.


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