Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School student recognised

Work recognised: Bunbury Cathedral Grammar student Saige Walford-Spring was recognised for organising the Indigenous Literacy Foundation fundraiser. Photo: Supplied.
Work recognised: Bunbury Cathedral Grammar student Saige Walford-Spring was recognised for organising the Indigenous Literacy Foundation fundraiser. Photo: Supplied.

A Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School student has been announced as one of six WA students to receive a prestigious humanitarian award from the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Year six student Saige Walford-Spring was awarded the Highly Commended Humanity Award for organising a school-wide book swap to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Saige has organised the initiative for the last two years and even hand-delivered the leftover books to a remote school in Wiluna.

In accepting the award, Saige said she simply enjoyed doing something good for those in her own backyard and was already busy planning to travel to a remote community to give books to another school.

"I believe this is a really worthy cause because all the proceeds go towards funding much needed new books for remote communities," she said.

Foundation director Gabi Hollows said the award was designed to encourage students to make a positive difference in their school community.