By Romy Stephens
The return to school was made even better for Year 12 students at Emerald Secondary College last week, as they also received care packages from Emerald and District Rotary.
Over 100 students were each given a care package from the Rotary Club on 12 October.
Rotary’s youth chair, Tina McInerney said the packages were a small way to help brighten the exam lead-up period for students, after what had been a tough year due to Covid-19.
“It’s only a little something for the young people who really are missing out this year,” she said.
“There’s no rituals for them this year.
“We’re trying to show them a way of saying we truly understand it’s tough and we want you to know the community, the Rotary Club is thinking about you and wishing you the very best.
“The Rotary Club was really happy that we could offer these young people a way of acknowledging them.”
The care packages were filled with snacks, a drink bottle, a mask, a candle, a good luck note and more.
School captain Jazmine Dewar extended her gratefulness on behalf of the students.
“Thank you to Rotary. It is an absolutely wonderful gift greatly appreciated by all. A great way to end the year with a bang seeing that we can’t have a normal celebration,” Ms Dewar said.