Students raise drought aid

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Year 5 and 6 students preparing for last week’s disco.
Camera IconYear 5 and 6 students preparing for last week’s disco. Credit: Picture: Michael Traill, Michael Traill.

Narrogin Primary School students and P and C have raised just over $1500 for “sister school” Lake Cargelligo in drought-stricken NSW.

Last Tuesday, students came to school in farmer-themed free dress and outlined a map of Australia in a “coin trail” which was contributed to the sum.

A disco was also held at the school that night to help raise money. A $500 contribution from Elders and an almost $300 contribution from two members of the community meant the P and C’s initial goal of $500 was easily surpassed.

Narrogin Primary School P&C secretary Filipa Shepherd said the school wanted to donate the money to help Lake Cargelligo’s community take their mind off the drought.

“Unfortunately after it’s just in horrible drought conditions, they’re handfeeding animals, things are really dry, dusty, disgusting, even with the name Lake in Cargelligo,” she said.

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“Our P and C decided we wanted to do a drought fundraiser and we thought we wanted to do something that was meaningful to a lot of the kids, Rosie and Stella.”

Rosie and Stella are former students of Narrogin Primary School, who moved over to Lake Cargelligo, their mother Ronnie Nilsson’s home town, a few years ago.

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