Fred Hollows Humanity Award

Inspirational Year 6 students Chloe Leerson and Georgie Morris have been honoured for showing compassion and kindness to others.

The students were recognised at the Fred Hollows Awards ceremony at Government House in Hobart on 17 October.

Chloe and Georgie were among 29 Tasmanian Year 6 students from 22 schools who were recognised for showing care, compassion, kindness and generosity, and making a positive impact on their school and community.

Teachers Katie Marson and Clyde Goosen congratulated Chloe and Georgie and said the students epitomised the values inherent in the awards.

The time they have spent interacting with residents from Fred French Care Home brings joy and happiness to parties involved, the teachers said.

This dedication and commitment is a shining light of what it means to put others first and is one of the best examples of the Round Square Service IDEAL.

The awards began in 2012 but were only launched in Tasmania last year.

Fred Hollows, who died in 1993, was a New Zealand-born eye doctor credited with saving the sight of more than a million people. He worked to eliminate avoidable blindness that could be fixed through medical treatment. The Fred Hollows Foundation continues his work.