Getting ready for the car wash fundraiser at Lismore Heights Public School this Saturday are (l-r) Year 6 students Ella Veit-Prince and Teshan Joy and Year 5 boys Khalil Hammond and Jy Fisher.
Getting ready for the car wash fundraiser at Lismore Heights Public School this Saturday are (l-r) Year 6 students Ella Veit-Prince and Teshan Joy and Year 5 boys Khalil Hammond and Jy Fisher.

Fundraiser gives kids a flying start

For many Year 5/6 students from Lismore Heights Public School, an excursion to Canberra in late May will be the first time many of them have flown in an aeroplane. That’s if they can raise enough funds to travel.

To help boost the bank balance, Lismore Heights Public School is having a car wash, giant garage sale and sausage sizzle at the school this Saturday, April 24, from 8am. For $5 you can have your car washed by the Year 5/6 students or you can purchase a sanger from one of their parents. You can also hunt for a bargain with a huge range of household items, plants, books, toys, clothes and bric-a-brac donated by families for the giant garage sale.

“The children have been learning about the three levels of government – federal, state and local – as part of the curriculum, and this trip will help consolidate their understanding. It’s very expensive to get to Canberra and we really need the community’s support,” teacher Sharon Ryan said. “We plan to fly down to Canberra and hopefully meet local member Janelle Saffin. We’ll also go to the Royal Mint, the Questacon science museum, new and old Parliament House, the Electoral Education Centre, Australian War Memorial and the Institute of Sport.”

Everyone is welcome to fundraising event in the school grounds in High Street, Lismore Heights. The day runs from 8am to 2pm.


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