Our community truly rallied last week for our 24/7 Relay Challenge. Community spirit is alive and well at McKinnon. Money was raised for State Schools Relief. This is a charity giving access to education for the many vulnerable and economically destitute families from State Schools in Victoria.
This is such a worthy cause that truly makes a difference to the lives of many. It was indeed a wonderful sight as tent city arose early on Friday morning.
This event highlights the culture of our school. Parents, staff, students and community members working together to bring about such a successful event -
148 teams of 7 students and staff walked or ran for 24 hours.
This endurance highlights difficulties. It was cold during the night but teams worked together to ensure the commitment made was realised.
Staff and parents supervised all night and I thank them for their tremendous support and commitment.
Entertainment from bands and the silent disco and games helped to pass the time and brought much laughter and enjoyment.
Thank you to the following members of the organizing committee who have worked for months planning: Toren Abramovich, Ellie Adler, Aiyana Alexander, Brittany Arabena, Kelly Aromataris, Jeremy Bowen, Keeley Dang, Sian Evans, Chai Foreman-Sim, Thomas Herterich, Pranav Kalra, Myles Kelemen, Nicole Koloditzky, Sophie Liao, Yilin Lou, Brinda Manogaran, Deanna Manolas, Daisy Milopteris, Amy Moadim-Lesimha, Mia Moadim-Lesimha, Jason Moncrieff, Cara Morgan, Aron Murray, Nicole Olascoaga, Monisha Pal, Charlotte Pentland, Tali Pinkus, Austen Pope, Paul Poulios, Lauren Rosenberg, Hannah Rosenberg, Susan Snell, Gabrielle Steele, Sachin Sureshkumar, Jiawei Thing, Jiawen Thing, Breanna Thomas, Samantha Tonkin, Alexandra Torney, Jenny Tran, Daniel Tritt and Kristen Watkins. Also a big thank you to staff on the Committee: Georgia Schmidt, Jamie Binnion, James Bridges, David Machin, Phil de Salvo, Emma Mullane, Lauren Mauger and Jenny Pemberton.
Special thanks to Miss Georgia Schmidt, who has been the teacher in charge and a passionate advocate for this cause and Callum Lloyd (Year 11) who has been the key to the success of this event. His leadership, organisational and communication skills ensured the 24/7 was the biggest and best!!