Sun­rise pops in on lit­tle Booyal

Tiny school makes big im­pres­sion on Sun­rise pro­gram

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­

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 booy­al­bun­ or drought-re­lief donations can be made on an as­so­ci­ated crowd-fund­ing page­ding -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.

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