Preparatory boys give global citizenship a good run
Published on: 5 September 2018
Over 480 boys in our Preparatory School gave their legs a good workout during this week’s Lapathon for the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF).
Throughout the day, boys from Pre-Primary to Year 6 covered laps of the Senior School oval in pre-scheduled 20-minute rotations.
“As part of their involvement, all participants were responsible for securing sponsors, collection of funds and promoting the works of the Cambodian Children’s Fund,” says event coordinator, Mrs Claire Donald.
“To further add to this year’s cause, the boys wrote letters to their Cambodian counterparts introducing themselves and sharing suggestions on what the raised funds may be used towards. The concept was about broadening our boys’ understanding of the Cambodian Children’s Fund and assisting them in building friendships on a global scale.”
“Through intensive, long-term investments in impoverished children, the Cambodian Children’s Fund is helping students build the skills, confidence and integrity to become progressive spokespeople and leaders of change in their communities.”
“It’s important for our boys as global citizens to understand the act of helping those in need, and the annual Lapathon offers a great learning opportunity with obvious fitness benefits!”
Thank you to all parents and members of our community who assisted the boys in their fundraising efforts. Anyone wishing to further the boys’ efforts can still do so by making a donation through the Preparatory School’s Everyday Hero page (name of student to be included).