TOOLOOA’S LUNCH ON THE LAWN 2019 A HUGE SUCCESS!

TOOLOOA’S LUNCH ON THE LAWN 2019 A HUGE SUCCESS!

Following on from the success of the inaugural ‘Lunch on Lawn’ fundraiser and celebration event, the Toolooa State High School community committed to #getLoLed in 2019. This year, the decision was made to raise much needed funds for The Smith Family in recognition of the brilliant work they do with supporting the educational needs of disadvantaged young people.

This year the school was bathed in blue (in honour of The Smith Family) and staff, students and invited guests poured onto the oval to celebrate a very successful term, enjoy some spring sunshine, eat pizza, support the school Interact group and be entertained by a Maths V English dance-off.

The event is an enormous undertaking and the work is shouldered by committed Skills for Work teacher, Lindy Taylor. Along with her students, who use the event to achieve authentic work skill competencies, Miss Taylor organised the promotion of Lunch on the Lawn as well as the running of the actual afternoon. This is such an invaluable opportunity for kids to experience what it is like to project manage something from conception to fruition.

Throughout the year, the school community has diligently raised funds for The Smith Family and staff accepted particular challenges from the students aligned to the amounts raised. When the English and Maths teachers agreed to participate in a dance-off if $4000 could be raised, they never expected the students to actually achieve this…but they did and the staff honoured the bet! While hugely entertaining for the spectators, it’s safe to safe that teachers should stick to teaching and leave dancing to those with a few more skills!

Lunch on the Lawn is a wonderful example of school and community spirit and is such a highlight of Toolooa’s calendar. Working to serve others while bringing the school together in a spirit of collegiality and fun is the perfect way to end the term. In 60 minutes the Toolooa State High School was able to raise $1000 for The Smith Family in addition to the $4000 already raised.