An organisation that aims to brighten the lives of children in the name of the late Terry Floyd have made donations to a number of schools in central Victoria, to help their students.
Raywood Primary School received a $1000 grant from the Terry Floyd Foundation, while $500 went to Colbinabbin Primary School.
Other schools to receive the scholarships include Avoca, Amphitheatre, Navarre and Talbot primary schools, as well as schools in the state's north-east.
The Terry Floyd Foundation was founded by the murdered 12-year-old Maryborough boy's brother Daryl, to improve children's futures and create a positive legacy for Terry.
Raywood principal Lynne Colbert said the grant was "just wonderful".
"We're going to use it for a uniform for every child, so it's just really great to help out our families," Mrs Colbert said.
She said everyone was doing it tough, so the money - which would provide a shirt and shorts for each student - would be a big help.
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The foundation also put a smile on Raywood students' faces when the donation was presented to the school earlier this month by bringing a Santa letterbox, through which the students could write letters to the jolly man in red.
Meanwhile, Colbinabbin Primary School will put its scholarship towards a wellbeing program for its students.
Principal Robyn Maclean said the school would use the money to buy new drums for DRUMBEAT, something that would come especially in handy with increased student enrolments for 2021.
"In our small school context at Colbinabbin Primary School, participation in the program increases self-confidence, resilience and self-regulation," Ms Maclean said
"All children are able to experience success."
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Colbinabbin Primary School has 39 students enrolled for 2021, up from 33 this year. Among the new students are nine prep children, and two in other grades.
Daryl Floyd said the foundation raised the money for the schools through its 'Insight into Crime' events, which have featured such guest speakers as well-known detective Ron Iddles and crime journalist Keith Moor.
This year the Terry Floyd Foundation also launched a ribbon day in memory of Terry, held on June 28 - the anniversary of his 1975 disappearance.
As well as its scholarships, the foundation runs programs for schools in which they can 'adopt' an animal from the Halls Gap Zoo and learn about it, then visit it on an excursion.
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