Courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit are what guides Aleena to be her best self.
Aleena Wiratunga is an 11 year old student from Ryde, New South Wales.
Outside of school, Aleena loves sports, particularly tae kwon do, for which she holds a blue belt. The tenets of tae kwon: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit are what guides Aleena to be her best self.
Aleena also likes craftwork. Aleena's Pitchfest idea, 'A Gift for You' came when she and a friend made 1,000 beautiful paper cranes and donated
them to patients at a Rehabilitation Centre in New South Wales.
This was inspired by the story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr, based on a Japanese legend.
The cranes are designed to remind patients that they are thought about and to put a smile on their faces. 'A Gift for You' helps children to show they care by enabling them to create sustainably produced gift cards incorporating colourful paper cranes.