Fond mem­o­ries of school­ing

Cur­rent stu­dents keen to join pre­de­ces­sors at cel­e­bra­tions

Central and North Burnett Times - - EIDSVOLD STATE SCHOOL’S 125TH JUBILEE - Noel Thomp­son

Dar­ren Law, stu­dent I am ex­cited about the time cap­sule open­ing. That will be so cool to see what is in it.

LOOK into Dar­ren Law’s eyes and you se the youth of Eidsvold.

One of eight chil­dren – two boys and six girls – Dar­ren has fond mem­o­ries of his school­ing in Eidsvold.

Known af­fec­tion­ately as D-Boy he pos­sesses a very like­able character and he al­ways thinks be­fore he speaks.

“I started go­ing to Eidsvold school when I was in grade 3 and I have en­joyed ev­ery year that I have been there,” D-Boy said.

“My favourite years were four and five be­cause those years just seem to be fun and I had most of my sis­ters and my brother with me.

“I know it might seem strange but my maths teacher, Mr Brun­jes, is my best teacher ever, even though maths is not my best sub­ject.”

D-Boy plays rugby league with the Cen­tral Bur­nett Brumbies and his coach, Rob Lins­ket, has looked after him for five years.

“Dar­ren has de­vel­oped into a fine player and could go a long way if he sticks with it,” Mr Lins­ket said.

“I have al­ways liked his style when he runs with the ball and he has al­ways been a tack­ling ma­chine.”

D-Boy at­tends mo­tor me­chan­ics train­ing one day a week and he likes his prospects of get­ting an ap­pren­tice­ship in the trade.

“I still have another year at school after this one, so I can’t get too far ahead of my­self but I do like work­ing on cars and that would be a good job for me.”

This week­end Dar­ren will take part in most of the ac­tiv­i­ties around town and looks for­ward to catch­ing up with fam­ily and friends who are re­turn­ing to Eidsvold to cel­e­brate the 125-year an­niver­sary.

“I am ex­cited about the time cap­sule open­ing,” he said.

“That will be so cool to see what is in it.

“I will be play­ing touch on Satur­day af­ter­noon with my school mates: We are un­beat­able.”

TRIVIA NIGHT

1. THE week­end will kick-off with a trivia night at the big shed at the school and this will test even the sharpest pen­cils in the case.

Trivia Eidsvold style will be a team event and cheat­ing will not be tol­er­ated

TIME CAP­SULE

1. 25 years ago a time cap­sule was buried and it is time to dig it up and re­place it with a new 7 one. You are in­vited to bring to the school on Satur­day morn­ing some­thing small of mem­o­rable value to seal in the new time cap­sule.

MAR­KET DAY

1. WAKE up Satur­day morn­ing to break­fast, mar­ket stalls, food, arts and crafts, a jumping cas­tle, be­ing en­ter­tained by singer song­writer Michelle Croner, coun­try mu­sic star Bruce Row­botham and the beau­ti­ful Whit­ney Maslen.

CHURCH SER­VICE

2. DUR­ING a full week­end, some peo­ple need to stop and re­flect. A Sun­day church ser­vice, by the Unit­ing Church, will give thanks for 125 years at the school from 8am. Morn­ing tea pro­vided.

MU­SEUM LUNCH

3. EIDSVOLD’S Mu­seum will be open from 9am–4pm Sun­day. This is the jewel in the Eidsvold’s crown and needs to be in­spected and there will be a light lunched served at a small price.

PUB SO­CIAL

5. FOLLOW the crowd to the pub and win at the lucky spins. There will be an open juke­box and plenty of cold beer to drink. This will be a great time to catch up with friends and fam­ily, grab a snack and get ready for the ac­tion packed evening ahead.

HIT THE FOOTY IELD

5. SATUR­DAY af­ter­noon there will be touch footy games at the footy grounds. This is not just any touch, this is the real thing. Any chal­lengers to the best touch foot­ballers in the North Bur­nett are wel­come to come along.

GALLERY OPEN NIGHT

6. WHO needs wine and cheese when you can come on Satur­day night to the RM Wil­liams Bush Learn­ing Cen­tre? There will be a beer and nuts night from 6pm and the gallery will be open for a small en­try price. Re­lax in the am­biance of this beau­ti­ful gallery.

BOWLS AND GOLF

7. HAVE some fun on the greens at 1pm for golf at the golf club hon­esty box or the bowls club for some fun chas­ing the jack or just loung­ing around the club­house with some friends.

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PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

PRESENT STU­DENT: Dar­ren Law is on the ball when it comes to Eidsvold State School’s best in­ter­ests.

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