TWO Eaglehawk students have given back to older residents in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
St Liborius Primary School grade six students Brenna Barker and Isabella O'Toole have created about 70 care packages for aged care residents at St Laurence Court in Eaglehawk.
The students came up with the idea last term while they were working in their religion classes.
St Liborius Primary School deputy principal Carmelina Pell said the grade five and six students were learning about ways to continue the mission of Jesus in their school and in the local community.
Mrs Pell said the students started to plan ways to give back to the local neighbourhood but then remote learning was reintroduced.
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"They are going to recommence this work when they return to onsite learning," Mrs Pell said. "But these two decided they could still pursue this with the help of family members.
"I think at such an interesting time for all of us in society, it's inspiring to see young students take it upon themselves to do things for others - especially vulnerable members in the community."
Mrs Pell said Miss Barker and Miss O'Toole were great role models.
"At St Liborius, we love to see leadership and doing things for the community is a big focus," Mrs Pell said.
"We see our students as leaders of the future. All of our grade five and six students have a leadership role within the school. This just shows how they are applying that leadership at such a young age."
The care packs included chocolates and products from Urthly Organics and The Australian Eucalyptus Oil Co.
Mrs Pell said the school wanted to acknowledge the two businesses for their kind and generous donations.
Mrs Pell said there were some positives to come out of the pandemic.
"When a lot around us is challenging, it's been wonderful learning for the students to see COVID-19 as a time where they can do good for others," she said.
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