The VFA campus was transformed into a haven of comfort and warmth as staff and students came together for a day of fun and amusement to celebrate National Pyjama Day. Jess Campbell, Head of Early Childhood and Care at VFA, set out to combine her passion for advancing issues around early childcare with a great cause, creating an unforgettable pyjama party with a purpose.
The mission was clear – to raise vital funds to support children in Foster Care through a program named ‘The Love of Learning’. This initiative involves Pyjama Angels, who are screened, trained, and matched with a Foster Care child. Weekly, they dedicate an hour to reading, educational games, and delightful activities, nurturing a love for learning.
With pyjamas as the dress code, the campus buzzed with lively energy. Cosy sleepwear adorned students and staff, bringing familiarity and comfort to the day’s activities. Everyone came together for cake and sweet treats at morning tea, nurturing a warm community atmosphere underpinning the event.
In the spirit of the day, collection boxes dotted the campus, ready to accept contributions – small gestures that collectively made a significant impact. Information stations educated and offered insights into the vital work of the Pyjama Angels initiative and its profound influence on young minds.
The enthusiasm didn’t stop at the campus doors, with staff, students, friends, and family raising $275 for ‘The Love of Learning’ cause.
At the end of the day when the pyjamas were gently folded away, one thing was clear: National Pyjama Day at VFA was more than an event. It celebrated community, kindness, and a shared passion for making a difference.