Chaplain inspires kids
CREATIVE thinking has been this North Burnett woman’s way to embrace and inspire a community.
Biggenden’s Moira Thompson, a national finalist in the Queensland Rural Regional Remote Network awards, refused to be limited by her role.
“From the role of school chaplain, I’ve built relationships with kids, parents and the school,” Ms Thompson said.
“I only work two-anda-half days a week, but I’m a bit creative.”
That creativity included initiating Thank a Farmer Day and re-establishing the PCYC Emergency Services cadets in Biggenden.
Thank a Farmer Day has grown from the school students writing a thank you letter to all the farmers to this year’s day of celebration at the school, Ms Thompson said.
“This year, I’ve written to (Senator) Barnaby Joyce to recommend a national Thank a Farmer Day, and he’s suggested we use Landcare Week.”
Ms Thompson said she was very proud to be one of 12 national finalists.
“I’m more than happy with that. Everyone is else is part of that too, particularly the kids.”
The winners will be announced in September during the QRRRWN conference at Charters Towers.
MOIRA THOMPSON: The school chaplain initiated Thank a Farmer Day in Biggenden, and re-established the PCYC Emergency Services Cadets.