Why we do what we do
The School Lunch Project at Arakura School has been a great success and has had a huge impact on our students. Our school has also benefited greatly from the 'Do Some Good' days last year."
We see this project making a significant contribution to the city's approach to harm reduction as well as contributing to the city safety and community well being. Take10 is a preventative initiative which reduces the impacts of alcohol harm by providing a safe and supportive space for vulnerable youth, people to take a break, re hydrate, charge cell phones and reconnect with friends. Wellington City Council is committed to continuing to partner with Take10 through ongoing support from officers and funding. "- Jenny Rains, WCC, Manager- community services
The Take10 pilot outside of the St. James theatre brought a positive atmosphere to the Wellington nightlife among Courtenay Place on Friday and Saturday nights. Staff were engaging and professional with the public, they made me feel welcome and always encouraged me to get involved handing out water or lollies. I would like to see Take10 become a permanent fixture in Wellington."
Porirua School is extremely luck to have the School Lunch Project start this year. Our students come to school knowing that they can make a lunch if they do not have lunch or if they are still hungry after eating their lunch. As a staff, we have seen an increase in students coming to school. Before they would have stayed at home because they didn't have lunch to bring to school. We have students who are now ready to learn with full tummies, while also learning great life skills of independently making their lunch or volunteer to help others. Thank you VSCT for supporting our school community."