Yankalilla Area School has fundraising day for students with sausage sizzle and olive picking

On Friday, June 21, students and staff at Yankalilla Area School were asked to dress up in what they 'want to be when they grow up'.

Students came dressed in a variety of career choices, including vets, accountants, rock stars, and doctors.

Staff choices were a little different to the students, including retirees, millionaires and farmers.

A sausage sizzle lunch was followed by an afternoon of olive picking in the schools' olive grove.

The students used a variety of methods to pick the olives, including the 'shake and drop', which will be used to produce the schools' infamous olive oil.

Last year's batch has just sold out but new stock will be available soon.

Once the buckets were emptied into the crate students were rewarded with a marshmallow to toast on the fire.

The school held the fundraising day to assist Year 12 student Murphy Ames, who is undertaking a Simpson Desert Trek to raise funds for Mates4Mates.

Mates4Mates supports current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members and their families who are wounded, injured, or ill as a result of their service.

Murphy departed on July 4 from Dalhousie Springs and will trek 430 kilometres to Birdsville. He has set his fundraising target at $25,000. To donate visit www.give.everydayhero.com.au

To find out more about his trek, visit www.facebook.com/MurphySimpsonDesertTrek2019.