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Showing our gratitude

The banner says it all… from left, Head of Campus at St Kilda Road Kim Bence with Preps Nora Mackay and Kelvin Hu and Head of Junior School Sabeena DeBono

In the depths of the Stage 4 lockdown in Term 3, Junior and Middle School students at the St Kilda Road Campus were looking at all the ways in which adversity has brought out the very best in people throughout the pandemic. As part of our Wesley Window to Wellbeing project, they focused on the science of gratitude, looking specifically at the benefits of expressing and receiving gratitude. When it came to feeling grateful for the efforts of others, they didn’t have far to look. As Head of Campus Kim Bence explains, ‘We opened our car parks to many of the Alfred Hospital staff who are working around the clock to fight COVID-19 while we were in lockdown. We thought we would focus our gratitude project towards these people who work hard every day to keep us all safe. The students were asked to draw pictures as an expression of gratitude for all the hard work that the Alfred frontline workers have done and will continue to do.’

The result? The Gratitude Banner, which says it all…

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