Face value in fundraiser

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

IT WAS not your usual dress-up day at MLC on Fri­day, as ju­nior school stu­dents dressed up in men’s at­tire for the day.

A fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive by the Year 4 stu­dents, girls dressed up as ju­nior school dean Michael Brown to raise money for the school’s new Ju­nior Years build­ing.

“This is the first time they’ve done this,” Mr Brown said.

“I feel to­tally hon­oured, but it’s pretty scary. “It’s like my worst night­mare look­ing at 400 ver­sions of me!”

Stu­dent In­di­ara Karthi­gasu said Mr Brown was an easy choice.

“We chose Mr Brown be­cause he’s an icon at MLC,” she said.

“I’ve also dressed up with a brown bow tie and we’re sell­ing brown­ies – they’re de­li­cious.”

Mr Brown has also taken up a new hobby to help reach the Col­lege’s fundrais­ing tar­get of $100,000.

“Some of the stu­dents are also dressed up as hik­ers, as I am walk­ing the Bib­bul­mun Track this year to raise funds.

“I’ve done 400km so far, so I’m just over onethird of the way through.”

The new build­ing, which will be for pre-kindy to Year 2 stu­dents, will be com­pleted by early next year. It will also in­clude an early learn­ing cen­tre, which will be open to chil­dren from six months old.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d470279

Dean’s list: Year 4 stu­dents at MLC dressed up as Michael Brown, the school’s ju­nior dean, to raise funds for a new build­ing.

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