Clock turned back 100 years as stu­dents dress the part

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - PEOPLE -

MIALLO State School turned back time last Fri­day to spend the day like stu­dents would have 100 years ago - and they even dressed the part.

The day started with a school assem­bly where prin­ci­pal Anet Ri­d­ley read out the school rules from 100 years ago, in­clud­ing for teach­ers - male and fe­male teach­ers were not al­lowed to so­cialise or go out past 8pm.

The stu­dents were very ex­cited when Ms Ri­d­ley ripped up the blue cards given out to them if they were naughty - un­til she pulled out a cane and ex­plained that 100 years ago if any­one mis­be­haved they would get a smack across their hands.

Luck­ily for the stu­dents they es­caped the cane, in­stead en­joy­ing a day of games in­clud­ing tugo-war and sack-rac­ing. The school also raised its new flag fea­tur­ing the slo­gan “100 years and count­ing” and cre­ated a time cap­sule for Miallo stu­dents in the fu­ture.

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