Tooradin Primary School students dream big

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Crocodile catchers, vets, emergency service workers, astronauts, florists, ballerinas, YouTubers, palaeontologists, film producers, performers, sports stars, musicians and CEO of the world.

Big things are on the horizon for the students at Tooradin Primary School who marked the start of Education Week with a parade, encouraged to dress to the theme of “When I grow up I will be ….”, imagining an exciting future and the many possibilities that quality education opens up for them.

This year’s Education Week was made even more special by the presence of families and friends who could watch the parade after a number of years absence from whole school events.

The school was thrilled to invite Barry Freeman, from the Tooradin Historical Society, to share stories with students about schooling in the past and he was able to bring photos and school artefacts which gave an real insight into schooling of the past.

The students were fascinated to see the slate, ink pots, steel nib pens and antique school workbooks that Barry was able to bring along.

It is always a wonderful opportunity when we can link student’s understanding between the past and present in their local environment and connect with local community members to benefit from their unique knowledge.

The Tooradin Historical Society is open every Sunday down at the Tooradin Fisherman’s Cottage where these items can be viewed.

This year’s Education Week marked 150 years of Victorian public education.