Maryborough Education Centre (MEC) students and staff are busy at work this week as they prepare for the school’s annual Family Fair this Friday.
In its fifth year, the fair helps raise money for projects within the school and is set to be one of the biggest yet.
MEC principal David Sutton said the goal each year is to raise $20,000 and that it’s a great chance for students to get involved in the fundraising process.
“We’ve had great success in improving the school grounds and the facilities through the family fairs,” he said.
“In the past we’ve constructed a prep to grade two playground, purchased a specialist school bus, completed a large landscaping project and erected some major shade sails thanks to the money raised at the fairs.”
Mr Sutton said this year’s fair will be highlighted by new attractions.
“This year we’ve got a number of new attractions with a climbing wall and a reptile enclosure which will be exciting,” he said.
“We’re also having camel rides again but the real highlight will be the student involvement.
“The students will be selling all sorts of things they’ve made like textiles, aprons, stone art, woodwork items and potted succulents.”
This year funds raised at the fair will go towards MEC’s VCAL farm and a new support dog program.
The fair will be on this Friday from 2.30 to 6 pm at Maryborough Education Centre on Balaclava Road.
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