Pyjama day

June 23, 2017

Students from Tatura Primary School celebrate pyjama day.

Students from Tatura Primary School will be able to sleep in a little longer next week, when the school hosts its revered pyjama day.

The event is part of the school’s monthly out-of-uniform day, held next Friday, June 30, which aims to raise money for the Junior School Council.

Funds raised through the council often go towards projects within the school, although the students have opted to share the money with a number of cancer-based and community charities.

Also on the day, the students will not only be able to relax with the premiere of a film, but also focus on sustainability through the school’s popcorn lunchbox initiative.

Principal Susanne Gill said students were encouraged to bring a lunchbox to school, as opposed to a plastic bag, in order to be rewarded with free popcorn as part of the school’s environmentally-conscious attitude.

‘‘The day is about focusing on building their awareness around sustainability, as well as raise money for causes important to them,’’ Ms Gill said.

‘‘Our EnviroKids group monitors our water use, our electricity use, and they also do things like put signs up near the power points and light switches to raise awareness.

‘‘It’s an ongoing effort, and it’s important for them to learn early on.’’

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