On last autumn school day, the student council of Margaret River SHS organised a free dress day. The student representatives wanted to give students and staff members an opportunity to boost morale after CoViD-19, storms and winter weather. The students were asked to wear casual clothes and in return, donate a gold coin if possible. At the same time, the students wanted to help a local support initiative. They wanted the money collected to stay in the community. The Soupie was selected because of its community support focus and the quality of healthy food on offer. In the council meeting, the students stated that they love the tasty vegan meals. “When everything gets tough, it is reassuring to know that the Soupie is there for the community”. Meals are available for everyone between 9 am and 1 pm from at the Margaret River Community Centre near the hospital.

Most of the students came to school in clothes other than the regular school uniform. Despite the rain and wind, the mood around the campus was positive. The councillors collected just over $800, a new school record for a Free Dress day.

Thanks, Patrick Marzohl, Head of Learning Area HASS & LOTE