Amity College Illawarra student Melisa Sali says it was important that her school recognise the hard work of staff at their local hospital in Shellharbour.
"We felt we should acknowledge their efforts during this time in particular, especially because they're a smaller hospital and they may not get as much recognition as say, hospitals in Sydney," the year 10 student said. "We felt that being locals, we should acknowledge their efforts."
On Tuesday, in appreciation of the work undertaken by hospital staff, Amity College's principal, community engagement staff and student representatives attended Shellharbour Hospital to present general manager Chris Lowry with a series of gift hampers for hospital staff.
They visited a number of wards to distribute the hampers, which contained a mix of snack items.
The items were donated as part of the school's community engagement initiative.
"It was to thank them for their work during the crisis, and even outside the crisis - their ongoing efforts and dedication to the medical field," Melisa said.
Ferhat Gurkan, principal of the Shellharbour-based school said it was important that the school thank the frontline workers for their efforts.
"It was great to see a smile on their faces, and we hope they'll enjoy the goodies that we got for them," he said.
Shellharbour Hospital general manager Chris Lowry said the hospital has been "truly humbled" by the support it's received from the local community.
"Our sincere thanks to the staff, students and families from Amity College for their contribution.
"Local support of the work by our frontline health care staff is always greatly appreciated and it gives us all a boost to know people are thinking of us during this unprecedented time."