Gunnedah High School's Youth Frontiers students are thoroughly enjoying their self-organised community engagement activities.
As part of the Youth Frontiers program, the students created their own activities to benefit both local residents and their own confidence, communication and leadership skills.
Abby Withers, Brooke Rennick, Courtney White, and their friend Hayley West held a barefoot bowls event at the Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club on Saturday to raise funds for the North West Cancer Centre in Tamworth.
The girls collected $250 in donations, and were also given $500 from Whitehaven Coal.
These funds will go towards making up care packages to lift the spirits of the patients, with items including hand sanitisers, moisturisers, chocolates, lollies, puzzle books and more. Remaining funds will be donated to the centre, and the girls will deliver the packages directly.
On the night, the 16 attendees enjoyed a sausage sizzle and cheese platters donated by the club, with the winning team taking away a Harvey Norman Gunnedah voucher.
Meanwhile, other students completing the program have been visiting Mackellar Care Service's Alkira campus to spend time with residents.
Every week, the students visit the residents and enjoy different activities with them, such as putt-putt golf and even visits from some cuddly animals.
This particular project was organised by school student Mekhi Lord, with the help of fellow peers.
The students will be visiting the aged care home every week until the end of the school year.
Youth Frontiers is a government-funded mentoring program which is being delivered at Gunnedah High School until December. Young people aged 12-16 years participate over a 6-month period to plan and implement a community engagement activity.