Term 4 this year has seen Bishop Druitt College Secondary students volunteering their time at the Uniting Church Soup Kitchen, also known as ‘The Soupie’ as part of the year 10 and 11 Community Connections and the year 12 Community Service program.
These programs help encourage the students to generate strong awareness for social justice and the needs of others in the community.
“It is a very different experience for many of our students. Being part of a group who are physically and emotionally supporting the less fortunate members of our community through nutrition and conversation is a valuable part of their life education.” Sue O’Connor, Director of Student Wellbeing (K-12).
Bishop Druitt College Secondary will also be supporting Coffs Harbour Uniting Church Soup Kitchen and Warrina Women’s and Children’s Refuge with donations for their annual Christmas appeals.
The college will continue to support the faithful work of the Coffs Harbour Uniting Church Soup Kitchen also known as ‘The Soupie’. This organisation provides around 300 meals weekly to anybody in need. As a community, this is an opportunity to make a difference to those on the fringe of society.
Students, parents and friends are encouraged to donate needed items during November.
Boxes and bags will be filled at the school with useful, needed goods such as women’s health and hygiene products, baby food, clothing, towels and babywear. As well as canned goods, long life milk, instant meals, breakfast cereals, Christmas puddings and more.
The donations will be presented to the various organisations at the annual Bishop Druitt College Carols Service.
“As a community, this is our opportunity to make Christmas more enjoyable for those experiencing difficulties at this time. Last year we had two full ute loads of donations that went to the Uniting Church and another full ute load that went to Warrina Women’s and Children’s Refuge. We are expecting the same if not more this year from students, parents and friends donations to the school.” Rev David Morgan, Chaplain.