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Walking for a cause


Kildare College Year 12 student leaders put on their sneakers and took over the school oval to raise money for the Childhood Cancer Association (CCA) this month.

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Self-initiated and student-driven, the May 12 ‘Walk the Walk’ event saw eight student leaders completing 92 laps of the school oval, for a total of 23km, and raising almost $4000 to support children with cancer.

College leadership, dignitaries and special guests including CCA mascot Elliot also joined in at various stages of the almost five-hour walk.

College captains, Zahra and Jessica, said the event reinforced the college’s core value of ‘courage’, and served to “inspire students in our community to create meaningful change for a cause they are passionate about”.

Principal Tina Neate said the college was very proud of the students’ achievements.

“We are delighted that our students are so passionate about the community in which they live and work,” she said. “Their mission to raise money for this charity, to improve the lives of the vulnerable in our community, is an example of our core values in action.”


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