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					46 — MERCURY                                                                                                                                                                       Friday, November 28, 2008




                           Bruny Island District School                                    AUSTRALIA’S SOUTHERNMOST SCHOOL




 German posters                                                                                                                                   Shoes wins award
 STUDENTS from Bruny Island
 were successful in the annual
 Goethe German Competition.                                                                                                                       for film-makers
    The prize-giving evening
 was held on October 17 at St                                                                                                                     TWO junior film-makers                   Rosny College on October 31
 Michael’s Collegiate.                                                                                                                            from Bruny Island School                 with their parents, acting
                                                                                                                                                  were recently named the                  principal Kathy Morgan,
    In the poster section our
                                                                                                                                                  primary school winners of                music teacher Ann Wolfe
 school had three honourable
                                                                                                                                                  the 2008 MyState Financial               and film co-ordinator Dom-
 mentions — Sean Judd (Grade
                                                                                                                                                  Student Film Festival.                   inque Hurley.
 4), Joseph Woolley (Grade 5)
 and Alana Bickmore (Grade 6).                                                                                                                       This year’s theme was                   The primary category had
    In the poetry recital Ruby                                                                                                                    ‘‘Shoes’’ and Grade 5 stu-               58 schools entered and the
 Slockee (Grade 5) was awarded                                                                                                                    dents Emma Ball and Jo-                  other finalists were River-
 third place and Alana                                                                                                                            seph Woolley, directed a                 side Primary School and
 Bickmore (Grade 6) was                                                                                                                           five-minute film called On               Leighland Christian School.
 second.                                                                                                                                          the Run.
                                                                                                                                                                                             After Emma and Joseph’s
                                                                                                                                                    Students had to plan,                  win, they were interviewed
                                                                                                                                                  write, cast, perform, shoot              for a documentary by South-
 Sheep show                                                                                                                                       and edit their films with                ern Cross Television.
 MIA Pennicott and six other                                                                                                                      support and guidance from
                                                                                                                                                  teachers.                                  Later that night a special
 students showed their                                                                                                                                                                     screening of On The Run
 Hampshire Down sheep at the                                                                                                                         The film tells the story of           was held at the Alonnah
 Royal Hobart Show on October                                                                                                                     everybody’s shoes on the                 community hall with more
 22.                                                                                                                                              island running away be-                  than 100 people attending
   In preparation for this year’s                                                                                                                 cause they are not being                 dressed in suits and beauti-
 show, students brushed,                                                                                                                          treated with respect.                    ful dresses.
 walked and cared for their                                                                                                                         Emma and Joseph at-                      Our winning film can be
 sheep during lunchtimes.                                                                                                                         tended the official screening            watched on the internet at
   Mia, who has been handling           THE PRODUCERS: Students Joseph Woolley and Emma Ball with their film festival trophy.                     and awards presentation at               http://tinyurl.com/57j7bq.
 sheep for just over two years,
 took Little Princess to the
                                                                                                                                                                               A SCHOOL
                                     Cancer fundraiser
 show and won third place in
                                                                                                                                                     Worms because
 the junior sheep handler event.
                                                                                                                                                     they’re all slimy.
   This was a remarkable
 achievement as she was
 competing against
                                                                                                                                                     Noah
                                                                                                                                                     Pennicott,
                                                                                                                                                     Grade 1
                                                                                                                                                                               YARD YARN
 experienced high school sheep                                                                                                                                                 What is your favourite farm job
 handlers.
                                                                                                                                                                               and why?

 Star portrait                                                                                                                                       Sheep because
 ZANJA Blossom and Sean                                                                                                                              they’re nice                                            Composting
 Judd participated in a ‘‘star                                                                                                                       sheep and it’s                                          Sam Oliver,
 portrait’’ activity at Taroona                                                                                                                      fun to help.                                            Grade 3
 recently.                                                                                                                                           Hayley
   They drew a portrait of Lisa                                                                                                                      Brockman,
 Singh MHA and their work is                                                                                                                         Grade 2
 on display in the Star Portraits
 Exhibition at
 Masterpiece@IXL Gallery,
 which opened this week .                                                                                                                                                                                    Feeding the
                                                                                                                                                     Chickens,                                               animals
                                     SUPPORT: From left, students Frank Stokely, Peter O’Keefe and Ruby Stockee,                                     because it’s not                                        because I pat
 Art winners                         support crew Owen and Karen Drogemuller and Glyn De Williams and front,                                         too messy.                                              them a lot.
                                      Deborah de Williams, her dog Maggie and acting principal Kathryn Morgan.                                       Nathan                                                  Emalee Oliver,
 THREE students attended the                                                                                                                                                                                 Grade 2.
 Kingborough Council Water           DEBORAH De Williams and her dog             Do you get tired when you run all                                   O’Meara, Prep
 Poster Competition award pre-       Maggie are running around Australia       day?
 sentation on October 31.            raising money to help find a cure for
                                                                                  Yes I do but after a while it becomes
   Almost 400 students entered       breast cancer.
                                                                               like a job.
 the competition with Sean             Bruny Island was the first school
                                     Deborah visited and we raised $140.         Does Maggie like to run with you?                                   Chickens,                                               I like working
 Judd a Grade 4 finalist.                                                                                                                                                                                    with the sheep
                                       It will take Deborah 12 months to run     Yes she does but she only likes to run                              because you get
   Ginger Gallagher won third                                                                                                                        to sweep them                                           because I learn
                                     around Australia and she will finish in   on the side of the road.
 prize in Grade 3 and Elizabeth                                                                                                                      out and feed                                            about them.
                                     Hobart on October 24, 2009.
 Stokely won second prize in                                                     We wish Deborah the best of luck as                                 them.                                                   Kathryn
                                       Deborah will have to run 20,300km to
 Grade 4.                                                                      she attempts to raise $300,000 to help                                Lauryn Oliver,                                          Morgan,
                                     break the world record and she aims to
   Our school won $175 and the       run 55km a day.                           breast cancer research.                                               Grade 3                                                 acting
 students all received a prize.        During Deborah’s visit we asked her       You can follow her journey or donate                                                                                        principal.
                                                                                                                           This Mercury School Page was produced by Grade 4-6 students at Bruny Island District School.
                                     the following questions:                  funds at www.runningpink.com.au.                                             Thanks to all sponsors.



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