Fond memories of schooling
Current students keen to join predecessors at celebrations
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.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PRESENT STUDENT: Darren Law is on the ball when it comes to Eidsvold State School’s best interests.