GETTING ON BOARD: Murgon State School's Early Act club president Bailee Hall and tresurer BrideyWessling build a coin chain to help the Castra Bus Appeal.
GETTING ON BOARD: Murgon State School's Early Act club president Bailee Hall and tresurer BrideyWessling build a coin chain to help the Castra Bus Appeal. Tessa Mapstone

Students raise money for bus

THE Early Act Club at Murgon State School directed its fundraising efforts toward the push for a bus for the Castra Nursing Home residents.

The group of Year 4-7 students visit the residents every fortnight and would travel from the school to the home on the old bus.

Teacher Judith Wessling said the students developed strong bonds with the seniors over time and wanted to do whatever they could to help.

Students in the group from Years 4-5 took to the main street on Friday in their last bid for the year to raise funds for a new bus.

Club president Bailee Hall said the group took a fun approach.

"We drew a picture of a bus (on the path) and we're doing a coin chain to raise money for the Castra Bus Appeal," she said.

"We just put the donations along the line when we get them."

Treasurer Bridey Wessling kept a keen eye on the count as passers by and local businesses made contributions.

In just over half an hour the chain was almost finished and more than $100 was marking the outline of the bus.

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