A group of Year 10 students spent Wednesday morning helping to pack competitor bags and towels, and arrange medals for the upcoming Busselton Ironman over the weekend. This community event takes place each year in Busselton, and organisers rely on volunteers to assist with the preparation and smooth running of the weekend.
Our students were able to see all the work that goes on behind the scenes in the lead-up to a major sporting event, and even took the opportunity to walk through the finish line once they completed their service. Ironman Senior Manager, Catherine Waterworth, was grateful once again for the input of students, who she says coordinate to complete a big job in only a few short hours, which otherwise “would have taken over a day.”
Head of Ministry, Bernice Roche, says the College’s Service program develops an awareness of opportunities for young people to connect and engage with service, and the hours are officially recorded on their WACE Certificate. “Being involved in helping at an event like this encourages students to recognise the valuable contributions they can make to their community.”
Timor families also spent the weekend volunteering their time to help with the event, raising funds for Timor at the same time.