Jetstar Airways runs a ‘Flying Start Programme’ which gives groups a ‘flying start’ or helping hand in the form of a grant. For the past three months, entries have been open to organisations in Victoria and Tasmania. One lucky charity, sporting, educational, health or arts group/organisation has the chance to win $15 000 in flights and $15 000 in cash. Read more about it HERE. A little while ago, Miss Crowther received an email about it and we decided that we would like to apply.
After meeting our blog buddies from Killara Primary School we would love to meet more of the people we work with through out blog. So, we would like to use the grant to meet our blog buddies from 5/6CS in Tasmania. The plan (and Mrs S from 5/6CS agrees) would be to visit Montagu Bay Primary School, meet our buddies and visit attractions in Tasmania. It would be wonderful to meet the people we have worked with on Artist Trading Cards and the Alien Project. Click HERE, HERE and HERE to find out about the trading cards and HERE to read about the Alien project.
A team of people in 5/6JC spent the last few weeks of term writing and rehearsing a song to try and convince the judges that we should be given the grant. Some of us helped to brainstorm ideas for the written application. We filmed our song and you can watch it below.
The $15 000 cash would be used to pay for accommodation, meals and entry fees. The left over money would buy us more laptops and iPads so we could continue to collaborate with 5/6CS and other classes around the world.
We know that there will be hundreds (maybe thousands?!) of people applying and they would all put the grant to excellent use. However, if you don’t apply, then you have absolutely zero chance of being awarded the grant. Applications close tomorrow and we all have our fingers, toes, legs and arms crossed!
If you had free flights to anywhere in the world, where would you visit? Why?
Have you ever applied for a grant? What was it for?