In July 2018, Officer Kim Eaton from Australian Border Force, and supporter of Uniforms 4 Kids (U4K) received a telephone call from Ruth Robinson, Home Economics’ teacher from Trinity Bay High School in Cairns.
Ruth had heard about the Uniform 4 Kids program and enquired if it would be OK for her Grade 12 Home Economics students to study the program this semester. She wanted the students to also participate in the program by making children’s clothes from recycled uniforms to donate to U4K s as part of their studies this semester.
They are learning about sustainability and Ruth thought the U4K charity was perfect to highlight a tactile use of recycling for the students.
This initiative was applauded by the Board of U4K and the students studied U4K during this semester.
On Thursday 8th November 2018, Yvonne Pattinson presented certificates to the home economics students of Trinity Bay State High School, who had to design and make children’s outfits from used Border Force uniforms.
They took on this project after hearing about the Uniform 4 Kids charity.
Their outfits were beautiful and a credit to them all. I told them that they will each make a child very happy and will make a difference to their lives.
Well done students!
Many thanks to the head of Home Economics at the school. Ruth Robinson, who instigated this. Thanks also to the senior staff who very supportive. Guests at the presentation included Mandy Sinclair and Alaina from Australian Border Force, headmaster Mr Martin Woodcock and senior staff members and Mr Warren Entsch.
The program will be extended next year and U4K looks forward to seeing the next creations.