Booyal Bun­yips sup­port fam­i­lies

Isis Town and Country - - Life -

THE tiny Booyal Cen­tral State School sits among the cane fields of Booyal, about 70km from Bund­aberg.

Aca­dem­i­cally, be­haviourally and so­cially Booyal Cen­tral has de­vel­oped an ex­cel­lent rep­u­ta­tion as a vi­brant and in­no­va­tive multi-age school.

Stu­dents, staff and par­ents are in­cred­i­bly proud of their lit­tle school and strive to make a dif­fer­ence to the re­gion and its fam­i­lies.

In 2015 the school started an ex­cit­ing en­tre­pre­neur­ial pro­gram which al­lowed stu­dents in Years 3–6 (who call them­selves the Booyal Bun­yips) to trans­fer their class­room knowl­edge into en­gag­ing, real life sit­u­a­tions.

As a re­sult the Booyal Bun­yips started the Kid­ding About For Drought DVD pro­ject, in as­so­ci­a­tion with gra­ziers in Western Queens­land.

The process of pro­duc­ing the DVD has been both chal­leng­ing and im­mensely sat­is­fy­ing for the Bun­yips. They are very proud of the re­sult and hope oth­ers will en­joy it as well.

The school is en­cour­ag­ing the com­mu­nity and the wider re­gion to sup­port the school by buy­ing a copy of the DVD.

Visit the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion or to buy the DVD; http://www.booy­al­bun­

Al­ter­na­tively con­tact Booyal Cen­tral State School prin­ci­pal Dawn Dolin­ski by phone: 4126 0177 or email: prin­ci­pal@booy­ or

To­gether we can all help strug­gling farm­ers in their time of need as they con­tend with the ef­fects of long-term drought.

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