Vicki Gollash, ALWS Community Education rep for Victoria, NSW and Tasmania, shares the story of a small but MIGHTY group of kids and teachers in rural Victoria.
A couple of weeks ago, I visited St Peter's Lutheran School in Dimboola. With just 27 kids in total, I think it may be the smallest Lutheran School in Australia!
I spoke to 11 Grade P-2 students and then 16 Grade 3-6 students. They were lovely kids and really keen to learn.
After lunch, they half-filled buckets of water and walked 1 km around the block. It’s a simple exercise to experience what life is like for other children their age.
This is all part of a very normal school visit.
The surprising part happened at the end of the day…
...when they presented me with a cheque for $1300!
The students and the whole school community were so excited because this means they can help 50 refugee kids go to school!
What an incredible effort - thank you, St Peter's Lutheran School!
And what a wonderful reminder to us all that from little things - like a $1 coin in the devotion collection jar - AMAZING things can grow!