Social Justice Mini Fair

Today we had a mini fair for the whole school. All the money we raised will go to Bahay Tuluyan to build more rice fields in the Phillipines to feed children and families. They also get kids off the streets and get them an education. Any money that they have left will go to building a playground for the kids at their schools. All the classes were selling things like:

  • Honey joys
  • Cakes
  • Chocolate throw
  • Hairspray and face paint- our class
  • Book stall
  • Toy stall
  • Healthy snacks and treats
  • Guess how many lollies in the lolly jar

I won a big bar of chocolate in the chocolate throw. Yum!!!  I also got some hairspray and some honey joys and I got some lollies. It was a lot of fun and I hope we raised a lot of money for Bahay Tuluyan.

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John Simpson Kirkpatrick

John Simpson Kirkpatrick was known as “The man with the donkey.” He found a donkey while he was at Gallipoli and decided to use it for carrying the wounded as it was his job to carry the wounded back to the trenches and because there wasn’t enough stretches he often, before he found the donkey, carried the wounded on his back.

He was born in 1892 in England. In 1910 he came to Australia on a worker ship. He spent several years in Australia before joining the AIF to get back to England. However the AIF was sent to Gallipoli first. John was a stretcher bearer who rescued many men from the fighting on his donkey. During one trip he was shot and killed. He was buried at Gallipoli.

He is remembered today for his bravery and it was said that men couldn’t shoot at him. He saved a lot of men. There are now a lot of statues of Simpson and his donkey.


Inspired by the book “One Minutes Silence.”