Ja­cob joins dozens of lo­cal kids ex­cited to start school

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BACK TO SCHOOL -

FIVE-YEAR-OLD Ja­cob Ped­er­sen is among the dozens of school­child­ren through­out the district to pack lunches, pull on back­packs and head off to at­tend their first ever school day on Jan­uary 24.

His proud par­ents, Lars and Fin­ula, say Ja­cob is champ­ing at the bit to join his young friends from day care and new class­mates at prep at Port Dou­glas State School.

Equipped with a new red bi­cy­cle (a birth­day present) and a spe­cial Toy Story back­pack from his granny in Ire­land, the young­ster will cer­tainly look the part when he ar­rives for his big first day.

With school just around the block from his home, Ja­cob won’t have far to ride his bike.

“It will be very con­ve­nient to have the school around the corner from us,” says mum, Fin­ula.

“Ja­cob loves his books and is ex­cited about learn­ing to read and write. The first thing he asked when we went to the school last year is, ’Is there a li­brary, mummy?’”

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