From Head of Green House, Scott Coleman
Today Green House took part in the Edmund Rice Foundation Best Foot Forward Campaign.
The campaign focuses on providing girls with access to education that would otherwise not have that opportunity. There is so much value and power in education. But sadly girls are still more likely than boys to never set foot in a classroom, despite the tremendous progress made over the past 20 years.
Each student in Green House donated $10 and have been given pink laces to wear to show their support of this essential cause. As a school we have raised $2,000 dollars for the cause. Today the Edmund Rice Foundation announced they would be providing $4 for every dollar donated – so that means our contribution resulted in a $10,000 donation to such an important cause.
I would also like to recognise our prefects who also took part and raised money for this campaign as well as our 1st XI cricket team who will be wearing the laces this Saturday in recognition of this event. A great initiative from all those boys and players involved to go above and beyond.
The donations are still live as they push to reach $250,000 in total donations and make it a total donation of $1,000,000. A huge initiative to be a part of for all our Green and Waverley boys today.
More information, to donate and to watch the donations live, please go to the following website: