STUDENTS at Goulburn Street Primary School recently got in-touch with their “inner pirate” to raise funds for brain cancer research and awareness.
After watching a segment on educational television program Behind the News (BTN) about Australian teenager Chloe Clemments’ battle with brain cancer, year five students Esther and Eleanor decided they wanted to help.
“We were watching BTN and this girl named Chloe was talking about her struggle with brain cancer and how she had to drop out of school,” Eleanor and Esther said.
“She talked about a fundraiser called Pirate Day Friday.
“Schools around Australia have been hosting the fundraiser so students can dress up as pirates and bring a gold coin donation to raise money for brain cancer research and awareness.”
Goulburn Street Primary School principal Gay Cumming said students and staff were very happy to be involved with the initiative.
“This was Eleanor and Esther’s idea and they presented it in assembly, the weekly newsletter and through posters around the school,” she said.
“I think it is great that they had such a good idea and followed it through – we really encourage that here at Goulburn Street.”
Goulburn Street Primary School raised around $265 for the Pirate Day Friday initiative.
For more information about Pirate Day Friday go to www.piratedayfriday.com.