Tyndale kids show off crazy hair ‘cos they care about Ukrainian refugees
A Murray Bridge Christian school has hosted a crazy hair day to raise funds for refugee children in Adelaide.
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Tyndale Christian School students and staff have shown off their flair for hair – for a good cause.
Those at the junior school in Murray Bridge banded together to raise money for Ukrainian refugee children with a crazy hair day, reaching $172.70 and counting.
There was a mix of wonderful and wacky wigs, braids, glitter, hair-colour, elastic bands, pipe cleaners, even patty pans and googly eyes.
Junior school pastoral care leader Cath Grant addressed the students during their weekly health hustle to explain that many Ukrainian children were suffering as a result of the war.
“Imagine having to come to school one day, get on a bus and just leave,” Ms Grant said to the junior school students.
“That you weren’t sure when you were coming back, you had to leave everything behind, and all you had were the clothes you were wearing.”
Ms Grant said it was the student ambassadors who had come up with the idea of a for the children a few weeks earlier.
“We were talking about the Ukrainian children and how we wanted to help them somehow … I suggested crazy hair day,” said year 5 student ambassador Melody Chambers.
Joab Hooper, a fellow year five student, was responsible for making a poster for the event.
“There is a war going on right now, and so the Ukrainian kids are facing hard times,” Joab said.
“Hopefully the money will go towards transport, getting them to safer areas, food, and other necessary things.”
Ms Grant said the event also tied in with the school’s values of “RISE”, which stood for respect, integrity, service and excellence.
“By having this fundraiser we’re really focusing on the ‘service’ part of our values,” she said.
“When want our students to learn how to help others … it’s not just about picking up rubbish around the school as service, it’s about helping the wider community and helping people in general.”
Ms Grant said the school hoped to host further events to raise money for the Ukrainian refugees.