Fairfield fair deal

Life as a 10-year-old can be pretty sweet. But the 10-year-olds at Fairfield School have been learning this term that life for some people is not as free and easy.

So the school's two year 6 classes have found ways to help those less fortunate in their community.

As Christmas approaches, one of the classes has collected more than 400 cans of food for the Mosgiel Food Bank, and the other class finished knitting small squares and stitched them into a large woollen blanket for the Child Cancer Foundation in Dunedin.

The Fairfield School tennis court was filled with cans of food given by pupils and Fairfield residents last Friday, to the delight of organising teacher Rachelle Kilsby.

Mrs Kilsby said it was part of the school's Pride Challenge programme which encouraged each pupil to help someone in the community.

''It ties in with our values programme and teaches children that they are actually quite lucky to have what they have. It shows them that there are people in the world that are not as lucky.

''It also shows that you can get something from giving. It's rewarding to help others.''

 

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