‘Stomp Out the Gap' Fundraiser
Students of Senior School Waurn Ponds joined more than 300,000 students across Australia to take part in the inaugural Cathy Freeman Foundation 'Stomp out the Gap' day on Tuesday, 6th June.
Our Senior School students made gold coin donations for wearing casual clothes with a splash of red and purchased lunch from the sausage sizzle and bake stall at lunchtime to raise money for this wonderful cause. The initiative, led by Georgia Gordon and the College Prefect team, was also supported by the Year 10 Our World students and teachers Celeste Pryke and Cassidy Hurrell.
This day also marked the 10-year anniversary of The Cathy Freeman Foundation. The Foundation believe that equality in education is the key to a more equal society and that is why they have dedicated the past 10 years to helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students realise their dreams through the power of education. Their vision is one of an Australia where Indigenous and non-Indigenous children have the same education standards and opportunities in life. The Christian College community, especially students studying Our World in Year 10, very much support the vision and beliefs of this Foundation.
Every dollar raised on Tuesday will go directly into delivering the Cathy Freeman Foundation’s life-changing education programs to some of Australia's largest Indigenous communities.
Mrs Jemma Burr
Year 12 Coordinator