Young Food Hall volunteers Laurel Merrin, Eliza Boyle and Naomi Peters gratefully accept the $325.05 raised by Young High School Year 12 leaders Tegan Walker and Joel McKenzie and the class of 2014IT’S an annual tradition of Young High School’s Year 12 students to raise money for a gift or new equipment for the school on their last day of class.
But the class of 2014 decided to mix things up a bit by instead choosing to donate the funds they raised to a charity outside the school gates.
Year 12 school leader Tegan Walker said since their year advisor Ben Cooper was so involved in the community, they sought his opinion on where the money could be used.
He suggested the food hall.
The students knuckled down to raise $325.05 by any means necessary, including locking teachers out of the school’s car park and charging them $10 to get back in, washing cars for another $10, and playing annoying songs in the quadrangle and students paying to turn them off or change the song.
“We were surprised since we only got the call an hour ago,” Young Food Hall volunteer Naomi Peters said on the day.
“It was the most beautiful surprise,” fellow volunteer Laurel Merrin added.
“We make no money, we’re a not-for-profit organisation, it’s important for people to know that,” she said.
The students presented the money to the volunteers in Carrington Park at 1pm, the same time they decided to tie Mr Cooper to a lamp post with plastic wrap and duct tape, feed him cake and cream and soak him with water.
Students pitch in for food hall Young High School Year 12 students tie their year advisor Ben Cooper to a lamp post with plastic wrap and duct tape, feed him cake and cream and soak him with water on their last day of class.
Young High School Year 12 students tie their year advisor Ben Cooper to a lamp post with plastic wrap and duct tape, feed him cake and cream and soak him with water on their last day of class.
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