Picnic money goes for floods
The staff, parents and students at Wallaby St Preschool have raised over $100 for those affected by the Queensland floods by holding a teddy bear picnic every day from Monday, January 17, to Friday, January 21.
Preschool staff helped children to cook homemade biscuits and requested gold coin donations from anyone who attends the picnic with all funds raised going to the flood appeal.
"This is a great experience for the children.
"They enjoy eating a special picnic outside with their teddy bears and they really like the cooking experience and eating what they have made," said Wallaby St Preschool centre manager Ms Danielle Leete.
"Some of the children have been coming to the preschool looking for the donation box and putting their money in with a huge smile on their face."
Staff and parents decided to raise money for the Queensland Flood Appeal following the evacuation of Wallaby St Preschool's head office in Queensland, along with staff's family members and a number of other child care centres.
"The children were coming into the centre and at our group time were talking about what they had seen on the TV," said Ms Leete.
"We decided that we needed to turn this into positive learning experience and also somehow help the families in Queensland."
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