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Helping others

Middle School students helped raise thousands of dollars for a Wellington charity.

Two Year 9 Art classes created beautiful bowls as part of their studies in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, which were then donated to the 2017 Empty Bowls campaign.

Empty Bowls is an international organisation raising money for the care of homeless people.

In Wellington this fundraising supports the Downtown Community Ministry, a city based charity aiming to help people find housing.

Year 9 students contributed 53 bowls to the project, which also included work from Wellington potters and artists.

The bowls were on sale at Moore Wilson’s in the city and all together raised $22,500 for Downtown Community Ministry.

Head of Department for Visual Arts at Queen Margaret College, Paulette Pavelich, says she was very impressed with the students’ hard work over the term which saw them create a series of glazed ceramic bowls including a variety of lace relief and mid-fire glazes.

“This is a fabulous result and I thank all the students for their compassion and hard work,” she says.