Py­jama party boosts kids’ camp funds

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

EX­CITED CLASS: Gayn­dah State School Year 6/7 stu­dents fundraise for their Can­berra camp by host­ing the town's big­gest py­jama party.

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