Pyjama party boosts kids’ camp funds
JACKSON Hodge never expected wearing PJs to school would bring him first-time experiences – his first plane flight and first visit to the snow.
The gold coin “fine” for wearing pyjamas paid by Jackson and each of his 47 classmates will help to fund Gayndah State School’s Year 6/7 camp to Canberra in September.
Although the planned visits to the Australian Institute of Sport and Questacon had keen archer Nicole Dakin’s eyes alight, the idea of some students’ first plane flight and first trip to the snow were generating the most excitement.
Even teacher Cameron Willis added: “I’ve never seen snow before.”
But travel and accommodation costs for the week-long trip were substantial, MrWillis said.
Fundraising activities have included cake stalls, 100s boards and the recent golf day.
“The kids have really embraced the fundraising,” MrWillis said.
“With a lot of parents helping us as well we’ve raised more than $8000.”
Principal Ken Nichols thanked all fundraisers and said education was more than science and maths, it was about memories.
“They’ll make memories to remember for the rest of their lives,” he said.
EXCITED CLASS: Gayndah State School Year 6/7 students fundraise for their Canberra camp by hosting the town's biggest pyjama party.