Stage 3 students at St Patrick’s Primary School, Blacktown, organised a fund raiser at the school after studying Daniel and William’s books this term. It was an ‘Orange Day’ where everyone wore something orange and gave a gold coin donation . The students raised $775 with all money raised going to orangutan conservation and protection. Their teacher, Mr Justin Browne, said how the students have become very passionate about the plight of the orangutans with the whole school becoming aware of the issues facing the orangutans and the students being very knowledgeable about the products containing palm oil.
After learning about the orangutans this term the school asked the boys to visit and speak with the students about their journey to Borneo. After the presentation the students had many great questions for them. Many questions were about Palm Oil such as, How long has palm oil been used? and discussing the many products that use palm oil from cooking oil to foods we eat and cleaning products we use every day. Other questions included, what will happen if the orangutan goes extinct? They also wanted to know all about the rehabilitation process of the orangutans and how to adopt an orangutan
Thanks to Mr Justin Browne and St Patrick’s Primary School. It was a great day and thanks for all your hard work in fund raising for the orangutan. We can all make a difference. Thanks for your passion St Patricks !