Lau­rie Lawrence sup­ports Gin Gin High

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

THE stu­dents from Gin Gin High School staged their first pantomime for pri­mary stu­dents about be­ing wa­ter wise.

Stu­dents and teach­ers worked tire­lessly putting to­gether the play and the ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties.

Pri­mary school aged stu­dents from across the re­gion were bussed in to at­tend the ac­tiv­i­ties.

Swim­ming coach Lau­rie Lawrence at­tended the day’s event and was thrilled with the Kids Alive play.

“This was a fan­tas­tic idea and with the full sup­port of the com­mu­nity,” Mr Lawrence said.

Fund­ing has been cut and the Kids Alive pro­gram re­lies on com­mu­ni­ties to sup­port its projects.

Mr Lawrence said: “We will use this event as a model to take it na­tional. The stu­dents should be proud.”

Mr Lawrence filmed each per­for­mance and was thrilled to see the stu­dents proudly wear­ing surf life­sav­ing caps.

Gin Gin may not have surf beaches or even a lake, but stu­dents are aware of the dan­gers around dams, creeks and rivers.

Event or­gan­iser Jane Ste­hbens said it wasn’t easy to or­gan­ise and she thanked ev­ery­one who as­sisted in mak­ing the day hap­pen.

Mrs Ste­hbens was run off her feet as 300 stu­dents made their way through all the ac­tiv­i­ties and the play.

The young stu­dents all danced and sang along to the Kids Alive, Do The Five song.

The pantomime was a first of its kind and Mr Lawrence gives his full sup­port. “I have only seen this per­formed by the Kids Alive team and to see stu­dents do­ing it is fan­tas­tic,” he said.

Par­ents, teach­ers and stu­dents all joined in with the fa­mous tune.

Gin Gin am­bu­lance and fire brigade were at the school, and stu­dents were treated to a CPR class.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

KIDS ALIVE: Back row (L-R): Jane Ste­hbens, Jac­qui Hur­ley (Wise Owl), Ash­leigh Diggs, Shaun Nor­den, Madi­son Van-Baar, Ni­cola Hay (Frog), Ali­cia Lan­g­ley (Boo), Lau­rie Lawrence, Jo­hanna Cleary (Life­saver Lil). Mid­dle row (L-R): Enya Wil­liams, Alay­hah Rolf, Indy Bengston and Olivia Moenoa. Front row (L-R): Emma Lan­g­ley, Si­enna Clark and Emma Bechly.

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