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Heritage Week at ASC

Heritage week All Saints' College students

FORMER students will return to All Saints’ College to strengthen the connection between current students and the alumni, as part of the inaugural Heritage Week from 2 – 6 September 2013.

The Old Saints will host a sausage sizzle, student quiz on the College’s history and members of the committee will sell Old Saints’ Frisbees to raise money for a good cause. All proceeds raised during the week will be donated to the Ethan Davies Scholarship for Brain Cancer Research.

The scholarship was established by former student Shannon Davies (1999 Leaver) and his wife Christie-Lee after their three-year-old son Ethan was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour in 2012.

With the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Shannon and Christie-Lee established the scholarship in Ethan’s name which will help speed the discovery of a cure and better treatment for children with brain cancer.

The scholarship will support a researcher in the Brain Tumour Laboratory at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, with a specific interest into ependymoma – an aggressive type of brain cancer that affected Ethan. This annual scholarship will be offered to a trainee neurosurgeon. With the support of the Ethan Davies Scholarship, it will hopefully accelerate the development and introduction of new and improved treatments to prevent and better treat this devastating cause of illness in children.

On the Thursday, Shannon will speak to students at the Senior School Assembly about his life since leaving All Saints’ College and why he established the scholarship.

To round off the inaugural Heritage Week, students in Kindergarten – Year 2 will receive a visit from another former student and now Exotic Keeper at Perth Zoo, 2005 Leaver Luke Newing.

All Saints’ College Alumni and Promotions Officer, Mrs Mary Thornton, said she hopes the Heritage Week will allow students to gain a greater understanding of the College’s history.

“The Old Saints’ Committee is excited to build a stronger student and community relationship by supporting a former student in raising funds for much needed brain cancer research,” she said.