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Essential workers inspire Woongarra students

Students in free dress at Woongarra State School

Woongarra State School held a free dress day today to honour essential workers, raising more than $364 for the children's ward at the Bundaberg Hospital.

Members of the Woongarra State School Student Council wanted to focus the attention of students and their school community upon those who had been identified as essential workers throughout the Covid pandemic.

Woongarra State School teacher Sally Rieck said the idea came from the students themselves.

“The Student Council had a desire to recognise and acknowledge the essential workers within our community and put forward the idea of a gold coin donation free dress day acknowledging them,” Mrs Rieck said.

“Students have been discussing the different work roles within the local and broader community.

“From this, they have recognised those roles that came to the forefront, especially during times such as lockdowns.”

Woongarra State School principal Mr Jeff Irwin said he was proud of the students.

“I am proud that our Woongarra students can both acknowledge our essential workers and support the children’s ward at the local hospital through this activity,” Mr Irwin said.

The funds raised will go to the Hospital Foundation to purchase books, toys and games.

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