When approaching the S.E.A.T. Project we decided to undertake a “pay it forward” mindset. The students worked together to build their SEATs and learn about the project. They then chose a person or organisation to inspire their design. Each student chose a charity that they wished to “pay it forward” to. The profit from these SEATs will be ‘grown’ by the students in a maths/commerce task. The final amount ‘grown’ by each student will be given directly to their chosen charity.
Therefore, by the time the project is finished each little SEAT would have:
– provided work in a sustainable factory in Vietnam
– given our students at Youth Off The Streets an opportunity to engage in a meaningful project crossing multiple curriculum areas (including maths, literacy, design, visual arts, commerce, and service learning)
- supported an organisation beyond Youth Off The Streets with all profits going to different charities/community organisations”
Amy Gill – teacher, Lakes College Blue Haven NSW
The campaigns that the students have put together, raise funds for:
- WILDLIFE WARRIORS – Inspiration Steve Irwin – fighting for an extremely important cause – to protect our wildlife and wild places!
- THE SMITH FAMILY – Inspiration Tupac Shakur – supporting our belief that every Australian child deserves an opportunity to build the best possible life.
- ACT FOR PEACE – Inspiration Anh Do – who strive to achieve safety, justice and dignity in communities around the globe threatened by conﬂict and natural disaster.
- THE GENDER CENTRE INC – Inspiration Marsha P. Johnson – committed to developing and providing services and activities, which enhance the ability of people with gender issues to make informed choices.
- CANCER COUNCIL – Inspiration King Lil G – working with and for the community across all cancers, for everyone affected by or concerned about cancer.
- AUSTRALIAN MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY – Inspiration Bethany Hamilton – help save our marine sanctuaries from destructive oil, gas and damaging commercial ﬁshing practices.
- DOLLY’S DREAM – Inspiration Amy “Dolly” Everett – aim to be a voice for those that cannot speak for themselves.
- WORLD VISION – Inspiration Anne Frank – assist in protecting lives, restoring dignity, and renewing hope in the world’s toughest places, where children need urgent help.
- PCYC BATEAU BAY – Inspiration PCYC – offer a fantastic mix of activities for all members of the Central Coast community.