During the last weeks of Term 4 this year, the Middle School Public Purpose program had a Christmas focus.
Our annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas hamper drive was successful once again, with students filling 26 hampers to support refugee families in Brisbane this Christmas. An assortment of food and gifts were donated, as well as soaps made by boys in the Year 7 Learn to Lead program. This initiative continues the School's longstanding relationship with St Vincent de Paul, with the support of our generous community.
The Middle School community also extended their support to Moogerah farmers, who are currently struggling with the recent bushfires and drought. Christmas hampers travelled with the Year 6 boys on their way to Moogerah, before Outdoor Education staff delivered them to the Boonah Ambulance Station and the Salvation Army tent at the Boonah Showgrounds Critical Response Centre. The hampers will be distributed to local families in need.
Year 5 boys also showed their appreciation for rural farmers in support of Rural Aid's annual Christmas Card Farmer Mailout. Boys created Christmas cards to wish farmers and their families a Merry Christmas and to express gratitude for everything they do for their communities. The BGS community wishes our farmers a Merry Christmas in these tough times.