ARARAT - Students from Ararat North Primary School have participated in and completed the prestigious Victorian Compass Award.
The Compass Award challenges students to extend themselves at school by participating in a unique range of activities. These include a physical activity such as sport, a hobby such as art, music or cooking, volunteering in the community and planning, preparing and undertaking an exploration such as bushwalking or bike riding.
Zac achieved Level 2 of the Compass Award, which he completed over two years. In that time he helped organise an end of term fun activity for Ararat North Primary School students, planned and carried out a bushwalk and a trip to Ballarat Wildlife Park. Zac also did a lot of volunteer work in the community, completed a Lego model and participated in much physical activity in basketball and training.
Level 2 of the Compass Award is an outstanding achievement for a primary school student.
Holly, Katelan and Jordan were involved in volunteering at Lowe Street Nursing Home and with the Salvation Army. Their physical activities included dance, learning to swim competitively and learning to play hockey. The girls' exploration consisted of locating and visiting waterfalls near Halls Gap and their hobbies were scrapbooking, singing and coaching prep students with reading.
All Ararat North Primary School students who completed the Victorian Compass Award received badges and certificates. They are proud of their achievements and have learnt many important skills through volunteering, working on their hobbies and planning activities.