Coodanup College students donate toys to children’s ward
Nov 12, 2019
Year 10 and 12 students at Coodanup College have delivered packages of goods, including toys, puzzles, colouring books, cards and more, to sick children on the paediatric ward at Peel Health Campus (PHC).
As part of a business and enterprise project, the Year 12 students purchased the goods with funds raised from the sale of homemade products while the Year 10 students produced the colouring in books.
Coondanup College teacher, Michelle Tirant, said as part of the project the Year 12 students were required to set up a small business to help develop their entrepreneurial skills
“Students formed small groups and produced goods ranging from bread boards, mugs and bath bombs to jewellery,” she said. “One student even compiled a rap CD of his original songs.”
The students then sold their products at the local markets and also at school.
Coodanup College Year 12 student, Paris Spicer, who produced hydro dip cups for her project, said the group collectively decided to donate the goods to PHC, where many of them were born.
“Not only was it a great opportunity to learn how to become an entrepreneur, it felt really good knowing we were supporting our local hospital,” Paris said.
During the visit to PHC, which is operated by Ramsay Health Care, the students were also given a tour of the ward and met with PHC Nurse Director of Clinical Services, Sue McCarthy, who spent some time talking to them about career pathways.
PHC Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Tome, thanked the students for their generosity.
“It was a great initiative that our hospital was very happy to be part of,” Mr Tome said. “We were all very impressed when we heard how hard the students had worked on this project, and of course, we were grateful to be the beneficiary,” he said.