To celebrate the coming Western Derby we will be having a Footy Dress Up day to raise money and awareness for the Polly Farmer Foundation. The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation provides lifelong educational opportunities to Aboriginal children and youth around Australia. Some of their programs include Learning Clubs and Stem Centres for primary students and Follow The Dream for secondary students. Learning Clubs are voluntary after-school enrichment programs that support Aboriginal pupils in their primary school years (Years 1 – 6) The programs encourage enthusiasm for learning, improve literacy and numeracy skills, enhance school attendance, and celebrate culture and heritage.
On Thursday 12 August for a gold coin donation to the Polly Farmer Foundation the students are invited to come dressed in their teams’ football colours. Students can where beanies, hats, scarves or jumpers to show support for their team and support this worthy cause.
“Education is the key for Aboriginal people to take their rightful place in modern Australian society. Unless we rectify the imbalance in opportunities currently available, young Aboriginal people will continue to be frustrated and unable to develop their talents to make their rightful contribution to the economy and society….and we will all be poorer for that.” Polly Farmer MBE