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Teachers get soaked for Gala Night

Warracknabeal Primary School students had the chance to  “Dunk the teacher” for their annual Gala Night event held recently. 

The theme of the day was “Circus Carnivale”.

Some of the big craw cards for the fundraiser were a giant slide and jumping castle which students enjoyed.

The anticipated day of fun and games was initially postponed due to poor weather conditions. 

Fortunately the weather was kind for the rescheduled day and the event was enjoyed by many families. Including those from outside the school community.

The new attraction was “Dunk the Teacher”, where in the two weeks leading up to Gala Night there were tins at the school office that students could put money in to nominate a teacher to be dunked. 

The top three values in the tins got dunked. Warracknabeal Primary School Principal Ben Tait, teachers Susan Knorpp and Kate Blackmore were the top three picks. 

Students could pay $1 for three throws on the night to aim for the target to empty the bucket on the teacher’s head. This created lots of laughs and was popular.

Students ran many of the stalls in “side show alley” including show bags, popcorn, toasted sandwiches bake sale, the tin can and hoop throw, treasure hunt and lucky dips. 

They also ran a barbecue supported by Rotary Club of Warracknabeal, baked potatoes by the Warracknabeal Primary School Council, a bake and plant sale organised by the school’s parents club and party planners. 

All the proceeds from Gala Night goes back into purchasing equipment for the school.