READY TO HELP: St Mary's Primary School Year 6 class is holding a Mercy Day in Casino.
READY TO HELP: St Mary's Primary School Year 6 class is holding a Mercy Day in Casino. Susanna Freymark

St Mary’s Primary gets busy in Year of Mercy

ON FRIDAY you may witness acts of mercy in the streets of Casino.

Students will wash shop windows, plant trees, clean graffiti or wash your car at the free car wash in North St.

Pope Francis declared this the Year of Mercy and St Mary's Primary School principal John O'Brien and the Year 6 teachers wanted the students to participate in experiencing their community through actions and kind deeds.

Mr O'Brien said it was the first time the school had practised acts of random kindness in Casino.

"We are aiming for our Year 6 students to show the type of leadership qualities and skills that we expect at St Mary's," he said.

"These include being an active member of our Casino community, assisting and showing care and concern for others by serving them and to work well as a fully functioning and collaborative team through these 'acts of mercy'."

The students will be assisting in some of Casino's aged care facilities and pre-schools on Friday between 9am and 11am.

The Year 6 students showing mercy is part of completing their Leadership Retreat.



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