Turning the sails to the next gen­er­a­tions

Central Queensland News - - NEWS -

TO RECOG­NISE the sig­nif­i­cance of four gen­er­a­tions of stu­dents at­tend­ing Bluff State School, a cel­e­bra­tion gar­den was de­signed to mark the piece of time in his­tory.

Bluff State School act­ing prin­ci­pal Tash Mal­lory said the Byrne and Ohl fam­i­lies had played a big part in the school his­tory.

“The gar­den has been planted out with na­tive plants do­nated by the coun­cil,” she said,

“We have put a wind­mill in the gar­den to sig­nify the wind turning the sails and the sails turn the mill­stones of years past.

“Not many schools now days have the priv­i­lege of a fam­ily stay­ing in one ed­u­ca­tional set­ting for so long.”

Last in line as a fourth­gen­er­a­tion stu­dent is La­toya Byrne, 11, who is the cap­tain of Bluff State School.

“I like hav­ing that con­nec­tion to the past,” she said.

“All my sib­lings have been to the same school as well and they were school lead­ers when they were here. My dad told us that he was a school cap­tain as well and his sis­ters came here too.

“He would have been a good stu­dent and never would of got into trou­ble.

“It makes me feel good when I see our fam­ily name around the school on dif­fer­ent things.”

Pre­ston, Laura, Keisha, Josh, La­toya, Valda and Colleen – mem­bers of the first, third and fourth gen­er­a­tions.

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