Westbury Primary Schools Ride Your Bike to School Day

This Life Cambodia would like to say a huge thank you to the children, parents and staff at Westbury Primary School, Tasmania for raising $500 to support Pedalling out of Poverty.

The school held a ‘Ride Your Bike to School’ day on June 29, and about 60 students (half of the school’s population) braved the cold and wet winter day to ride their bikes to school. Many parents also got involved, riding with their children or bringing their children’s bike to school so they could ride around the oval.

The school also had a sausage sizzle, cupcake stall and allowed students to wear ‘free dress’ for the day; leaving their school uniforms at home for the cause.

The students of Westbury Primary School spent one month learning about Cambodia watching documentaries, writing poems and drawing pictures prior to the event.

Student Noah Curtis, 7 said having a bike meant Cambodian children could go to school and get educated. “Then they can get jobs,” Zane Brett, 7, added.

Teacher Mrs Jales said it was important for the children to learn about other parts of the world. ‘It’s really important that the kids understand how important education is and how lucky they are that they have it because it’s not the same all over the world.”

The $500 contribution to This Life Cambodia’s work is the most the school has raised for a charity and all the staff of This Life Cambodia, as well as the students supported by Pedalling out of Poverty would once again like to thank everyone involved in the organising of the event, and on the day, for their support!

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