Samaritan’s Purse, a charitable organisation that co-ordinates the distribution of Christmas gifts to children in third world countries, was the recipient of a recent fund-raiser at Cornerstone Christian College.
Tying in with a book-week theme, students were able to exchange their uniforms for the privilege of coming dressed as a character from a book (or movie for secondary students). Almost $500 was raised on the day, and some fairly impressive costumes were on view. Staff even got in on the act, with Principal, Bruce Douglas as the Man from Snowy River, Deputy of Secondary Bob Cameron was ‘The Stig’ and Deputy of Primary Edie Strutt came in a royal theme and frequently declared ‘Off with their heads’. Many other staff were also arrayed in costumes that were absolutely delightful to see, although, some possibly made the completion of certain tasks a little more onerous than usual.
As for the students, the array of costumes was quite extra-ordinary. With book voucher prizes on offer, the incentive was there to make a great effort. Within the Primary School, the winners came as Cat in the Hat, Where’s Wally, Dorothy, James Bond, Snow White and Pippi Long-stocking. Within the secondary, entire forms came dressed to theme. Mrs Wrights Year 8B class came from the musical Grease. The winning Secondary students can be seen in the image below.
As for the real winners – that would have to be the young children who will receive a Christmas gift this December because of today’s efforts. Well done to all.