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Cotton On Foundation at National Young Leaders Day

The National Young Leaders Day features Australia’s most inspirational voices and role models. Halogen Australia has announced that Tim Diamond, the General Manager of the Cotton On Foundation, will be speaking at every one of the upcoming events. Watch the 1 minute video to meet Tim below. When you walk past a ‘Cotton On’ store you may not realise that there’s a selection of products on the shelves that are generating millions

Students Write a Book in a Day

The “write a book in a day” challenge is a fundraiser for The Kids Cancer Project, where school groups produce a story that will be shared in numerous children’s hospitals. Six students from St Laurence’s Parish School, in Forbes NSW (pictured), were among the teams who submitted an entry. In order to ensure the book was only written in a single day, the guidelines for writing the book were only

Sci-Force Team Up for the Challenge

The ‘Sci-Force’ team from Thirroul Public School is amongst the student teams involved in the Game Changer Challenge during Education Week The Game Changer Challenge features teams from NSW primary and secondary schools, who each submitted a video entry to outline the team’s idea for the school of the future. The Thirroul Pub School students summarised their school of the future where “books and libraries will be a thing of the

Go Casual for Sick Kids

Year 10 student, Sophie Lenthall, is leading the way with a powerful initiative she has launched herself. ‘Go Casual for Sick Kids’ is a statewide fundraiser occurring on Friday the 19th of October. Sophie has a heart condition known as Supraventricular Tachycardia or ‘SVT’ that has required her to undergo 3 surgeries in the last 4 years. Taken good care of by Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Sophie has decided to

Australia's Most Famous Swimmers to Speak at National Young Leaders Day

The National Young Leaders Day features Australia’s most inspirational voices and role models. Halogen Australia has announced that current swimming superstar Cate Campbell, or recent swimming legend Leisel Jones, will be speaking across every one of the upcoming events. Students with be treated to a unique experience to hear their story, to ask questions, and perhaps even chat up close. Cate will be speaking at the events in Brisbane and

School Makes Changes to Reduce Plastic Waste

Reducing plastic waste is a frequently discussed topic; particularly in context of the recent plastic bag ban happening within many businesses across Australia. The issue is clearly relevant and students across the country have a great opportunity to reduce disposable plastics in their community. Hammond Park Primary School have chosen to engage with this practically through their school canteen. Their school canteen is known as ‘The Fabulous Food Factory’ and

Get Involved: Hay and Hampers for Hope

With farmers suffering through what many are calling the ‘worst drought in living memory’ SchoolAid has today launched its ‘Hay and Hampers for Hope’ campaign. The campaign is calling on 10,000 schools around Australia to donate $100 each, and in doing so raise $1 million to go towards hay for drought-affected livestock and hampers for farming families that are struggling with meeting their living expenses. SchoolAid founder and CEO Sean

Students Help the Environment with 'Grow Cart' Idea

Students at Bayswater Primary School are implementing a range of strategies to help reduce waste within their community. Already growing fruit and vegetables as well as having a compost garden, the school have now also introduced a community grow cart and recycling bins to their campus. Year 3 students came forward with the idea of using the leftover produce from their home and school gardens, and it is this idea

Student Movie Night Makes a Difference

East Launceston Primary School have raised $550 for an important local cause by hosting a movie night for their school community. Screening the family film ‘Sing’, was a fun and successful idea with over 220 students attending. Credit for this high turnout goes to the students leaders who took on the responsibility of promoting the event each fortnight to a class at their school. Beyond this, the student leaders also

Students Send School Supplies to Timor

Decorated shoeboxes filled with school supplies and special gifts have been sent to Sao Miguel (St Michael’s) School near Dili, East Timor. The gifts come courtesy of students at Tewantin State School who played a significant role in assembling the boxes. School principal, Rob Jennings, shared that students have thoroughly enjoyed the process and that their “student leaders have been actively involved with the project.” The boxes have been filled