Yarrilee students (front, from left) Nadia, James, Jacinta, (middle, from left) Jessie, Chantelle, Steele, (back, from left) Leah, Peter and Ashley.
Yarrilee students (front, from left) Nadia, James, Jacinta, (middle, from left) Jessie, Chantelle, Steele, (back, from left) Leah, Peter and Ashley.

Students support our troops

KEEPING the spirit alive, the Year 6 and 7 students from Yarrilee State School are banding together to help support troops in Afghanistan by sending over soldiers care packages.

Each 2kg package contains items like two-minute noodles, biscuits, dried fruit, Easy Mac and lollies as well as entertainment items and hygiene products.

The students thought the project was a great way to support overseas troops.

They managed to make more than 20 packages to send to both men and women soldiers and also to the bomb detection dogs and their handlers.

Yarrilee State School Year 7 teacher Lesley Dubroy said the students were all very enthusiastic and keen to get the project up and running.

“We hope to make this an annual event,” she said.

Local businesses have also got in on the act by donating small sample products like hand creams, soaps and perfumes.

“We will continue to take donations throughout the year of non-perishable items,” Ms Dubroy said.

For those wanting to get involved, a full list of items that can be sent in a soldier care package is available online at http://www.yarrileess.eq.edu.au/home/ngilm6/CommunityLink/support.html



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