Students support cinema plan
Following a joint meeting of student representative councils from all Cobram schools, as well as Barooga Public School, last month, it was decided all would hold an out-of-uniform day to raise money and awareness for the community cinema project.
Last Monday, the students stayed true to their word and each school ditched their uniforms for the day.
Cobram Secondary College and Cobram Primary School students were the most adventurous, dressing up as their favourite movie characters in line with the community cinema spirit.
At the joint student council meeting, Community Cinema Inc. treasurersecretary Rob Morey asked the students to take ownership of the cinema project if they wanted to see it come to fruition to be enjoyed in the future.
After learning Cobram Secondary College had raised $350 on the day, Mr Morey was thrilled and said it sent a great message to the community that the youth in the town desperately want to see the cinema go ahead.
‘‘It’s just amazing what these young people can come up with. It’s not about the money raised, that’s just a bonus, it’s about the effort and community awareness,’’ he said.
After the out-of-uniform day, students will now start working on a slogan and logo competition for the cinema in an effort to raise further awareness.
Dress-ups: Cobram Secondary College students brought their A-game to dress up day. Even principal Kimberley Tempest (Cat Woman) got in on the act.
Characters attend school: These Cobram Primary School students certainly got into the spirit of the dress-up theme, going as their favourite movie characters.
Show of support: St Joseph’s Primary School students in their casual clothes to support the community cinema.
Relaxed day: Cobram Anglican Grammar School leaders Chloe Backhouse, Ashah Downie, Jesy Bright, Emma Nolan and Vidisha Chouhan.
Out of uniform: Jake Chadwick, Riley Severyn and Jaxson Sparkes enjoyed being out of their uniforms.
Fundraiser: Kate Berry, Henry Ryan and Alby Brooks from Barooga Public School.
Casual day: Ryan Tranter, Harrison Bates, Josh Noonan and Gracie Baron from Barooga Public School.