Oakhill College staff and students have donned their brightest and ‘wackiest’ socks today in honour of Wacky Sock Day.
The event is a fundraiser promoted within the school to raise money for the 52 year 11 students travelling to India and the 21 year 11 students travelling to the Philippines in September.
The trips are part of the Lasallians Without Borders projects within the school and funds raised will go to De La Salle brothers in India and the Phillipines.
For a gold coin donation, staff and students can wear ‘wacky socks’.
There will be prizes for the ‘Best Wacky Sock Winner’ for a student from each of Oakhill’s colour houses, a chocolate for the best wacky socks in every homeroom and the major prize is a gift voucher.
This year’s missionary trip to India will be the sixth for senior students, while the trip to the Philippines will be the first.
Teacher and Team India coordinator, Chris Goodman, said what he saw in India had a major impact on his life, his faith, and work at the school.
‘‘The extreme poverty and hardship that these lower class families endure causes a myriad of babies and young children to be abandoned,’’ Mr Goodman said.
‘‘The response and reaction from the school community over the past five years has been incredible.’’
Wacky socks organiser, Theresa Towner, said put your wacky socks on’’.
‘‘Support those who can't afford socks,’’ she said.
This article was written as part of the Adopt a School program with the News and Oakhill College.