Ubobo school packs bag for camp
By REN LANZONnewsroom@gladstoneobserver.com.au
THE whole of Ubobo school will pack its bags and take advantage of The Observer and Austar $1000 win to go on its annual camp this year.
The 18-student one-class school was one of 13 classes in Queensland and NSW schools to win $1000 in cash in the Newspapers in Education Anzac and Heroes competition.
'All the kids at the school jumped and cheered when we told them that the school had won the prize,' principal Margaret Pengelly said yesterday.
'The wonderful thing about it was that we were entered in the competition by Julie Viney, the cleaner at Kin Kora School because that school visits us every year,' she said.
Mrs Pengelly said the school operates on the 'buddy' system where the older children help look after the younger students. The children attending the school range from age five to 12.
To be in the competition tokens appearing in the newspaper were to be sent or delivered to The Observer to be entered in a draw. The competition closed on April 26.
Mrs Pengelly said the school goes on a camp each year. The win would assist with this year's camp although the venue has not been decided. The prize was made available by Austar.