09 Sep Roses are red … and yellow too
It was a sweet-smelling day at Nayland College on Wednesday 31 August. Rose Day saw both students and staff get behind the cause and pre-order yellow or red roses to be delivered to the lucky recipients on Wednesday morning during form time. The event was organised by principal Daniel Wilson as a fundraiser for the upcoming school trip to Silicon Valley. “It was a fantastic day. Aside from raising a significant amount of money for the Silicon Valley students, it was great seeing all of the students carrying roses around the school with a smile on their faces,” Mr Wilson said.
Gaye Bloomfield’s form class GBD were extra lucky. They were each given a floral reminder that they were appreciated. “It was too good an opportunity to pass up for two reasons – I wanted to support the fundraising efforts for those students going on the Silicon Valley trip and the students in my form class are just awesome and it was a really easy way to show them that,” Ms Bloomfield said.
Nayland College’s international students were also the recipients of a rose each, presented to them by international department staff in the library. Messages such as “you’re awesome” and “you have a nice smile” were attached to the roses.
For year 10 students Sophie Young and Zoe Fitzgerald, it was a rose each from one of their friends that brightened their day. It wasn’t exactly anonymous, as the friend had let it slip earlier, but it still made the girls feel pretty special. Zoe would have organised one to be delivered herself, but she was a bit short of cash. “I would’ve but I didn’t have any money,” she said.