Nominations have opened for The Fred Hollows Schools Award in the Australian Capital Territory.

The Award - now in its third year - recognises primary school students in Years 3-6 who show good citizenship, compassion and community service.

The Foundation’s co-founder, Gabi Hollows, is passionate about encouraging young people to make a difference.

“Fred was an ordinary person with a big dream. You never know, we may just find the next Fred Hollows somewhere in an ACT classroom,” she said.

“The ideas and endless energy that young people encompass continue to inspire me. Fred would have been incredibly proud that The Foundation has inspired young students to dream big and help others.”

Entries in past years have included a Year 5 student from Bonython Primary School who ran a fundraiser for the family of a classmate with leukaemia, while students from Radford College organised a buddy bench for children who had no one to play with at lunchtimes.

“It was wonderful to be a part of the Award ceremony where we learnt more about the amazing work of Fred Hollows and shared in the celebration of all the students’ achievements,” said a spokesman for Weetangera Primary School.

The ACT Government through the Education and Training Directorate is encouraging all government and non-government school communities to nominate inspirational students.

Nominations can be made online by clicking here.

For more information please contact:  Georgia Harley
  Communications Coordinator
  The Fred Hollows Foundation
  e.  [email protected]
  w.  (02) 8344 1613
  m.  0414 427 463 

Follow these links to see The Fred Hollows Schools Award in the media.

In the Canberra Times, 2013

In the ABC, 2013

In The Chronicle, 2013

In the Canberra Times, 2012

Download the poster here: 2014 Schools Award Poster.pdf