Is this some kind of giant sporting puzzle?
No ....it's the product of several months of collecting softball gear by Margo Lowder and her team at Pymble Uniting Church. It was then donated to Enngonia Public School.What you see above is the result on Enngonia's school verandah.
Why 3 bags?
One was for the school itself to use for school sport;the other will go to Bogan Gate Public School,where Rosie Earle, principal at Enngonia, will move to take up her new posting in 2013 and number 3 is at the request of Uncle Billy,who has recently moved back to Enngonia and wants to provide something for the kids to do in their spare time.
This project is one of several over the years organised by Pymble church and Julie, in her role as Rural Chaplain.
|Julie and Darcy with the Pymble UC team on their last visit to Enngonia.|
Another town to benefit from the Pymble team's efforts is Ivanhoe,which over the past year has received both League and Cricket gear for the junior league team,transported several hours to games each weekend by dedicated school teacher, David Steedman. The Pymble team even had to learn about the strange code of League,being more used to Union in that part of Sydney, but they adapted well and Ivanhoe kids benefited.
It's a long way to go to buy your footy gear otherwise!
*This blog is dedicated to the work of David Steedman, teacher, Ivanhoe Central School, who has recently moved to a coastal school, after several years of dedicated service to the school and the junior footballers in Ivanhoe and to those at Pymble UC, who do their bit to make things just that little bit easier for those who live in isolated areas.
Thank you David for all your weekends spent taking kids to football games! and thank you Pymble UC for making it easier for kids such as these to have these opportunities!
If your church or organisation wants to be part of something like this,contact us through the blog or by email at greig.julie@gmail .com
You won't regret it!