The boys in Red and Black from Kelynack and Johnstone House got into the Christmas spirit on Tuesday 15 November, helping pack bags for the Salvation Army to sell at Carols in the Domain. Attended by 20 boys from both houses and teachers Mr Steve Muir, Mr Alex Pyne and Mr Gary Maxwell the boys and teachers travelled out to the Big W Warehouse in Hoxton Park to learn the ins and outs of working in a production line.
“Two groups of boys formed a production line, with one group continuously replenishing the items to go into the bags so that the packing group could simply place all of the items in the bag” said Alexander Humphreys (10/JN)
Packing for a straight four hours, the boys filled more than 900 bags which equates to more than $9,000 worth of funds.
“The bags were filled with around 20 different items from bottles of soft drinks and Up And Go’s to toys and whole meals (together worth around $105). All of the money collected will go towards the Salvation Army” said Nico Maclean (10/KL)
Other than a great Service Learning initiative in tune with the festive season, “this was also a great bonding experience for boys in the same house who didn’t often talk” said Nico.