Primary school students show gratitude for Victor's frontline workers

THANK YOU: Victor R-7 School senior student leaders Jed and Anais, representing the Student Representative Council, present the school project to Victor Medical Centre. Photo: Supplied.

THANK YOU: Victor R-7 School senior student leaders Jed and Anais, representing the Student Representative Council, present the school project to Victor Medical Centre. Photo: Supplied.

A show of gratitude from the hearts of local primary school students has been presented to the Victor Medical Centre.

Victor R-7 School students from all year levels wrote messages on love hearts and put them together on a board to be given to the staff at the centre, to show their appreciation for the workers' efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

"In our SRC (Student Representative Council) meetings, our student leaders Jed and Anais helped to facilitate discussions and brainstormed ideas around acts of kindness with the other SRC reps, with the aim that all students would be able to participate, personalise and express their gratitude of the frontline workers," teacher Jenna McLaren said.

The SRC also used funds from the school bottle recycling system, created by Jed, to buy a variety of slices from local business Qahwa to put on a morning tea for the Victor Medical Centre staff.

This was the students's way of expressing their appreciation for the work being done by frontline workers to support the community during the uncertain times of the coronavirus.

Jed said presenting the gift to the Victor Medical Centre and putting on the morning tea made him feel "warm inside" and that the staff "deserved everything we gave them during this COVID-19 crisis".

"They appreciated everything we gave them and I hope they enjoyed the cake," he said.

Anais said it was important to recognise those who had helped the community during the pandemic.

"I felt happy that our school was able to do something to thank the medical staff for everything they had done for our local area over the last three months," she said.

"They were thankful and they seemed very surprised, and a couple of the staff were teary which made us glad that we had shown them how we feel. It's nice to say thank you."