WHILE hundreds of Bunbury high school graduates head down south for the infamous Leaver’s Week, a handful of students have chosen to travel to India to assist others.
Twelve students from Bunbury Catholic College, with six adult supervisors, have decided to forego Leaver’s celebrations to depart for Calcutta for volunteer work helping orphaned children with physical or mental disabilities.
Student Louise Macnish said she wanted to celebrate in a unique way.
“Everyone else will be going to Leaver’s Week at this time of the year and it appealed to me to do something for others,” she said.
“Working in these conditions will also open up my mind to the conditions others live in and that is a very worthwhile thing.
“Not many teenagers get to do that kind of work!”
Fellow student Cameron Ayre agreed a large part of the motivation is to do something useful for others.
“I am also interested in a career in pediatrics so I will be able to help others when I am in India and at the same time get some experience which could give me possible direction for my future.”
A quiz night and silent auction event will be held to raise funds for the group this Saturday night.
Tickets and table bookings for the event are available from Jo on 9725 8168.