Australian teacher wins $20,000, buys shoes for students

Canberra, July 21 (IANS) An Australian schoolteacher won $20,000 on a television game show and bought 200 pairs of shoes for her students, media reported on Tuesday.

Bri Dredge, a schoolteacher from Wendouree, near Ballarat city in Australia, appeared on a game show Million Dollar Hot Seat last week and pledged to buy 200 pairs of shoes for the kids at her school if she won.

“I walked into school and every student in the whole school has given me a hug and said thank you. The look on their faces was worth all the money that I won,” essential kids quoted Dredge as saying.

“It was her act of kindness. I couldn’t help but get swept up in it,” show host Eddie McGuire said.

Initially, Dredge locked in an incorrect answer to the final question. But with some encouragement from McGuire to “have another think” the teacher was able to pick the correct answer.

Two hundred students at Yuille Park Community College in Ballarat will receive new boots to get them through the rest of winter.

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