September 2011 Recipients
A $1,014 grant to Flat Bush School in Otara, South Auckland, will see two brave Christchurch Students travel up to Auckland for an unforgettable school camp.
Following the February earthquake, two Year Six students from Bromley School in Christchurch enrolled to attend Flat Bush School as their school had been closed from earthquake damage.
The two Christchurch students have since returned to Christchurch but Louise Turner, Associate Principal of Flat Bush School tells of the effect the girls had on the school.
“During their stay at Flat Bush, the girls’ resilience and positive attitudes had a significant impact on both our staff and students,” says Louise.
Flat Bush School will use the Mazda Foundation Grant to fund a trip for both girls to come back up to South Auckland to join Flat Bush School’s Year Six students on a week long camp in November.
“Not only would participating in the camp allow the girls to be involved in a wide range of outdoor pursuits but it would also give them some respite in what has been a truly traumatic year,” says Louise.