Once again Lane Cove Public School join our S.E.A.T Project community to help their neighbours at the Royal North Shore Hospital School. They have built, decorated and donated their SEATs once again to the hospital for an auction that took place on the 27th August 2019.
Year 6 students from Lane Cove Public School worked in partnership with the students from Royal North Shore Hospital School to actualise their S.E.A.T Project.
The students constructed, designed, decorated and then donated their SEATs to the Royal North Shore Hospital School who then hosted an auction on the 22nd August 2018. This event showcased the gifts and talents of all the students and schools involved. The proceeds of this auction benefitted those both at home in Australia and overseas; Manly Women’s Shelter and Seven Women Charity in Nepal.
Here are the student’s SEATs and stories:
Alex – age 12
“To me having taken part in such an experience as S.E.A.T Project has been challenging, exhilarating and enjoyable. It has made me feel proud and involved with the community. The fact that I’ve done such a simple thing that greatly affects the lives of others gives me a wonderful feeling. My SEAT begins as the depths of before coming up to the surface.”
Isabelle – age 11
“This ordinary product has an extraordinary message. I have learnt so much from participating in this project. Pride, joy and happiness is how completing the SEAT made me feel. I learned to persevere and to be patient when constructing the SEAT. Overall, I think that the S.E.A.T Project is an amazing project with a great message. I chose to paint cherry blossoms because they always brighten up my day.”
Laura – age 12
” ‘A kind gesture can reach a wound only compassion can heal’. The S.E.A.T Project I found was a way to be connected with Thanh Hoa, Vietnam to right here in Sydney. Building the bamboo structure was part of a great impact, helping others with a charity to get back on their feet.”
Roisin – age 12
“You may not know this, but you are looking at an ordinary product with an extraordinary message that will shape humanity. By buying this SEAT you are part of a butterfly effect that has taught me: co-operation, resilience, perseverance and involvement. I appreciate that we are a lot more fortunate than other people elsewhere and that’s why I love the S.E.A.T Project, it brings the gift of giving.”
Harrison – age 11
“The S.E.A.T Project taught me a lot of useful things such as to never give up and to try hard to accomplish whatever you are working on. The S.E.A.T Project was a lot of fun too, including putting all the pieces together to make a very, very cool SEAT. Painting the SEAT was the best part, this is where never giving up mattered since you had to do multiple coats to make sure you didn’t see any wood.”
Scarlet – age 11
“People in Vietnam deserve the same right as us Australians so creating this butterfly effect will help that become a reality. This S.E.A.T Project is going to change humanity and bring people closer together. It involves patience, creativity and teamwork. Altogether we can work hard to inspire others.”
Ashley – age 11
“I really loved doing the S.E.A.T Project. It was challenging but enjoyable to construct the bamboo stools. Just knowing that we could be helping a simple town in Vietnam from thousands of kilometres away by using the butterfly effect was an amazing experience! ‘They say the flutter of a butterfly’s wings on one side of the world can trigger a hurricane on the other side of the planet.’ I had such a delightful time being a part of this program and am so grateful to have had this opportunity. Thank you!”
“Patience, challenge, humble, proud, extraordinary, inspiring, helpful, involvement, engaging and unique. All these words are what we felt and needed to make a SEAT. All this effort put into a SEAT – why? This ordinary product has an extraordinary message. A lady from UNSW had an idea to make a seat from bamboo. The money from the SEAT will go to the Vietnam people to help with their jobs. When they are delivered we build, paint and then auction them off at Royal North Shore Hospital School. Then that money will help a women’s refuge. I’m happy to be helping someone and having fun at the same time, it feels great to help someone. I thank you for buying my SEAT. I worked really hard and I hope you enjoy it.”
Grace – age 12
“Persistence, respect and creativity; these are the words that helped me build my SEAT. There are also the words Sustainability, Education, Art & Teamwork.”
Ethan Denny – age 12
“Sustainability, Education, Art & Teamwork. These four words make SEAT and this can make the world a better place. How does SEAT help? Well you buy the SEAT from a small, sustainable factory in Vietnam, then you construct and paint the SEAT, then you auction them off to the public and that money goes to a charity. SEAT was a great experience and most importantly it was lots of fun. Thank you for buying my SEAT.”