Primary Ethics volunteers from Laurieton Public School have been recognised for their ongoing commitment at the 2018 Volunteer of the Year awards.
Volunteers from across the Mid North Coast attended a ceremony in Port Macquarie on September 3.
Primary Ethics classes support children to develop their moral reasoning capabilities. The focus is on skills development rather than the promotion of any particular view.
April Saunders is the coordinator of the not-for-profit Primary Ethics program at Laurieton Public School.
She said the group was nominated for providing continual lessons for all students who want to participate.
“I’m very thankful all volunteers from our area have committed to the program,” she said.
“Volunteers are part of this community and enjoy giving back to it.”
Group members often meet up once a fortnight for coffee and to share stories.
“We share positive experiences and progress of student development,” April said.
Volunteers are required to dedicate an hour of their time per week to prepare themselves for the class and to facilitate the school lesson which is 30 minutes.
April said it is a rewarding way to be involved in the Camden Haven community.
To become a qualified ethics teacher volunteers have to undergo a free two day training course.
People are required to obtain a police clearance and working with children check. Previous teaching experience is not required to be a volunteer.
If you would like to become a volunteer contact April on 0413 727 145 or for more information please visit the website www.primaryethics.com.au