WHAT started as a school assignment has taken on a new life, with Year 10 students from Skillset Senior College making 17 Christmas care packages for the homeless.
Lisette Dale, a teacher at the college, said the students were asked to create a virtual care package for imaginary people who were experiencing homelessness.
She said it was a thought provoking assessment which began many meaningful conversations.
“It soon became apparent that homelessness, in one form or another, had touched some of our students’ lives or the lives of people close to them,” she said.
Ms Dale said during the assessment one of the students asked if they could actually make the care packages.
“It got us thinking,” she said.
“We approached Wattle Tree House [who assist the homeless] and chatted to Ange, who provided us with ages and genders of clients.”
Armed with knowledge the students set about creating the care packages, which were then put together and wrapped.
Ms Dale thanked businesses who supported the students with donations including Piccolos, Big W, Gorgeousness, Sportsco, Priceline and Metro 5.
She also commended the students.
“I’d like to thank all the Year 10 students because they made this happen.”