Photos chronicle school life
MONTO State High School’s graduating students took away a tangible symbol of their growth at this year’s graduation formal.
At every table at the Monto community hall, where the formal was held last Thursday night, there was a personalised photo box for each of the graduating students, decorated with a photo representing each of their last five school years.
The boxes were made by Year 12 co-ordinator Kirsten Burgess, who organised the formal and had been co-ordinator to the cohort for their entire high school life.
“I started as co-ordinator for them in Year 8 and I kept every photo that had been taken,” Mrs Burgess said.
Mrs Burgess, whose son Dylan was among the graduating students and took away several top prizes at last week’s awards night including Dux, said it was a way of sharing these experiences with the other parents.
“I had the good fortune of going to school every day with my son, and this was my way of giving back to the parents who didn’t always get that experience,” she said.
“I wanted to do something that would give back to parents visually.”
The photos were taken from school trips, sporting events and the like, providing a time capsule for each of the students’ families.
I wanted to do something that would give back to parents visually. — Kirsten Burgess
SPECIAL MEMORIES: Ryan Pickering with a personalised photo box.