Charlie Lewer and Cooper Bennett.
Charlie Lewer and Cooper Bennett. Blake Antrobus

Costumes, crafts and craziness at RSC Under-8’s Day

IT’S not everyday that kids get to rock up to school dressed as Optimus Prime or Elsa from Frozen, but the kids of Roma State College Junior Campus were doing more than that when it came to their Under-8’s Day.

The annual tradition, held at the Junior Campus on Friday, saw over $5000 raised from the day, with $1600 raised from the Book Fair held in conjunction.

The lucky students started their day with the parade, which saw a group of skippers perform for the enthusiastic children before prizes from local businesses were handed out.

Activities included mask making, decorating pet rocks, using playdoh, enjoying the slime pit and interacting with emergency service officers that visited the school.

Head of Department Junior Campus Felicity Ditchburn said the day was an annual tradition at the Junior Campus, with the school taking in as many community representative groups for the occasion.

“Schools that are outside the district are invited along as well, so we have the Kindy kids and young children from the Goodstart Learning Centre taking part as well,” she said.

“Other schools are also invited along to the day, and Bymount State School decided to come and visit.”

Ms Ditchburn said the event was about exposing the students to different experiences during their early phase, and generally celebrating being a kid.

“We combine it with the Book Fair to make it a successful way to end the term fro everyone; it’s a great celebration of being a kid,” she said.

Head of Department for Student Wellbeing Jo Dykes said the Under-8’s day was a coordinated event between the school and community groups who contributed resources to the event.

“The kids had a brilliant day; it gets larger and larger each year, with so many more kids and parents coming along for the activity,” she said.


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