Sunrise pops in on little Booyal
Tiny school makes big impression on Sunrise program
IT WAS an early start for students and teachers of Booyal Central State School on Wednesday morning.
From 5.30am Channel 7’s Sunrise weather reporter Sam Mac broadcast live from the school.
To stop the early morning grizzles and moans, principal Dawn Dolinski thought it would be a grand idea to have a sleepover at the school.
Excited students and teachers gathered at the school to enjoy a sleepover the night before.
The evening was full of adventure, fun and games not only for the students but for the teachers involved as well.
As the sun came up so did the sleepy heads.
Mac promoted the Booyal Bunyip’s Kidding About For Drought joke DVD live to a national audience.
Mrs Dolinski said all the students were very excited to have the Sunrise team at the school.
The DVDs can be bought online at booyalbunyips.com or drought-relief donations can be made on an associated crowd-funding page chuffed.org/project/kidding -about-for-drought.
“Not only is the money directed to the QCWA’s Public Rural Crisis Fund, for every $14 deposited online on the crowd-funding page, a copy of the Kidding About For Drought DVD will be sent as a surprise gift to a drought-affected farming family,” Mrs Dolinski said.
Every dollar makes a difference.
Mrs Dolinski said the DVD would also make a fantastic and affordable Father’s Day gift.
The live cross to the school was every half-hour with Mac having a great time supporting the school’s fundraising effort.
Mac took charge and passed the hat around to raise money for the farmers out west.
The very brave Mrs Dolinski faced her fear of frogs for a great cause.
She stood before the cameras and her students, bravely holding out her hand as a frog was placed in it.
She had more spring in her step than the frog as she tried to escape making contact with it.
All jokes aside, the jokes on the DVD are for all ages – kids and grandkids will love it too.
The teachers, students and parents thanked the Sunrise program for helping the Bunyips support those farmers out west who have been doing it tough for such a long time.
COOL SCHOOL: Sam Mac from Sunrise with the students of Booyal Central State School.
ON TV: The students of Booyal Central State School were excited about their Sunrise appearance.