Student sleepout success

Getting their sleeping areas ready, Emma Locker, Enya Caffarelli and Nicola Pearce prepare for the Sleepout.

Getting their sleeping areas ready, Emma Locker, Enya Caffarelli and Nicola Pearce prepare for the Sleepout.

Year 10 girls rug up for a long night in the St Patrick's building.

Year 10 girls rug up for a long night in the St Patrick's building.

Harry Nichols, Jesson Bowerman and Jacob Wenban get up early to start 5am breakfast.

Harry Nichols, Jesson Bowerman and Jacob Wenban get up early to start 5am breakfast.

STUDENTS at St Patrick's Parish braved the cold Cooma temperature on Friday night and slept out to raise money for those homeless in Australia. The night began with students researching the extent and impact of homelessness in Australia, statistics which were quite startling.

The students then watched The Pursuit of Happiness, a movie that clearly demonstrated how homelessness can result in a run of bad luck and a person often only needs one good break to kick start their life again.

Students also had the chance to investigate darker parts of the school, which resulted in not much sleep for any students.

Overall the Sleepout was a great success, raising over $2,000 from sponsorship alone.

Each Homeroom and Primary and Infants' classes will now try to devise creative ways to raise enough money for one blanket to be donated to the Vinnies Winter Appeal.

Many thanks go out to the families who supported students and the local community.

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