All the students in action trying to gather the lollies at the Mundubbera State School.
All the students in action trying to gather the lollies at the Mundubbera State School. Philippe Coquerand

Under 8's day brings everyone together

IT was all systems a go today with the Mundubbera State School hosting the under 8's day with activities for students to take part in.

From face painting to playing with play-dough and even getting to hop in a police car, fire brigade and being a patient in the ambulance vehicle; there was something for everyone.

One of the organisers for the event, Ann Watt said it was a complete success with around 140 people attending.

"It's a great day to get everyone from the community, family day care and even the young kids to come along and have fun,” Mrs Watt said.

"I would say we had about 140 people attending, kindy is a big group this year and last year we would've had the same amount which is good.”

"We had some year 9's come and help with the face painting, our high school teachers and parents helped out with the sausage sizzle, the whole school is involved.”

Under 8's day is all about bringing people together and a way of educating the kids.

"It brings the community together but it also provides activities for the children to be involved in,” Mrs Watt said.

"It also introduces the kindy and little children to the bigger children and the schools and working together and playing together.”

The lolly drop took place just after 11am with children doing laps of the oval to search for missing lollies.

"We've had that every year - maybe five to six years ago and it's a novelty event and the kids just love it,” Mrs Watt said.

The Mundubbera State School would like to thank its volunteers.

"We'd like to thank those who came to the under 8's day, those who helped, and we appreciate and it all makes it worthwhile when you see the children having a great time,” Mrs Watt said.

"We also run a cake stall every year as well, and the funds from that go back to helping the next years one and we couldn't do that without Steve Crofts, our groundsman who has done a great job with getting the grounds ready.”


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