Pupils fundraise their way to camp

PERFORMERS: Year 8 pupils Annelise Clark and Coby Jansen made $63.90 over their hour of busking to go towards camp.

Parents from Heathcote Valley School won’t have to empty their wallets for this year’s school camp.

The year 7 and 8 pupils have been out in force busking, dog walking, cleaning, hosting bake sales and delivering copies of Bay Harbour News to raise money to cover their own camp fees.

The final stash has been tallied and the 32 children have raised $4400 between them.

Some pupils ended up with more than they needed, which was donated to the general fund to help out any children who hadn’t quite met their target.

For every $100 they earned, the pupils were put into a draw to win a $500 or $250 Harvey Norman voucher, which the company donated. Riley Malta took home first prize and Mia Fenton, who was away sick during the draw, won the second prize.

Now they can look forward to the camp and spending four days at Peel Forest Eco Lodge learning teamwork, self-management, confronting self-doubt and learning more about the environment.

The camp is often seen as the highlight for the senior pupils every year.