Plate gifts go out west
BOOYAL State School might be small in number, but what they lack in student size they certainly make up in heart.
In the lead-up to Christmas the children worked on a special project, painting beautiful plates which were delivered to many drought-stricken graziers in the Muttaburra and Longreach areas of Western Queensland.
There were more than 40 pieces, each packaged in a standard pizza box.
It’s not every day that you walk into Pizza Hut asking for “one pizza and 43 boxes”, but that’s exactly the circumstance that fronted the school.
The children felt very proud of themselves at the time, and hoped the plates would bring a bit of extra happiness to the drought-affected, outback graziers.
Imagine the students’ reaction since returning to school to find messages waiting for them.
“It has been fabulous for them to receive so many lovely ‘thank you’ notes, cards, calls and photos from families who received the thoughtful gifts,” principal Dawn Dolinski said.
That is just one aspect of the ever-happening state school group 25km from Childers, who are also in the midst of growing a giant pumpkin for the Gin Gin Show (May 30–31).
ALL HEART: Booyal State School students with the plates they painted for drought-stricken graziers in Western Queensland.