Supporting the future
Spring Yang, has two children at Lauriston – Daisy in Year 4, and son Brooklyn, who is in the Early Learning program at Sutherland House.
Spring, who leads the Young Group (a diversified property development group) recently took some time to share the story behind her decision to make a gift in support of the building project.
When did your family become part of the Lauriston community?
Both Daisy and Brooklyn joined Lauriston in 2018. The school was recommended by friends and one of my close friends is also a Lauriston graduate. I chose the school both because of its educational programs and the values it instils in students. Daisy has made great academic progress since she started and has also been able to take part in a range of co-curricular programs including dance, drama and swimming. Brooklyn loves Sutherland House – he has grown up a lot and learned so much.
You recently made a gift in support of Lauriston’s new Sports, Health and Wellbeing Centre. How important do you think it is for girls to be involved in these types of programs?
I believe it’s very important. Health and wellbeing play a crucial role for our girls, both in terms of physical development and their learning. Being physically active helps improve mood, reduces stress, helps clear the mind and improves learning.
Being involved in sports helps girls learn teamwork and the importance of cooperation. It also helps them build confidence in their own abilities.
Why did you decide to make your gift?
My family have always encouraged me to give back, and to make a positive contribution to society. I’ve been looking for the right opportunity to give so when I learned about Lauriston’s building project, I saw it as a way to support our girls, to help provide facilities they need to learn and grow, and to give back to the community.
Children are the future, and we must support them whenever and however we can.
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