Students at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School collected 1.6 kilograms worth of bread tags to support the Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs organisation. Jake Ognensis, Chandler and Wolfe Kidd in Year 5, initiated the project as part of their service element for Round Square.
“Our mums are good friends, so they originally organised it together,” said Chandler. “We were helping them and realised that we could do this as our service project for Round Square. We asked School families to bring in their bread tags and we collected about 4,320,” he said.
The tags are collected and handed to Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs, who in turn makes art with the tags and raises money to buy wheelchairs.
“There are so many people out there who need wheelchairs but cannot afford them. It must be so difficult for the ones who need wheelchairs but are without,” said Jake.
“Children who get hurt without the opportunity to get a wheelchair will not be able to play anymore. If people need wheelchairs, then we should try to help them if we can,” explained Jake.
The bread tags collected by the students have now been sent off to the Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs to be made into art.
“It was really amazing to be a part of the project and it was cool that so many people helped out,” said Wolfe.