Ebony and Isaac Ronan practice for the sack race at the fun day.
Ebony and Isaac Ronan practice for the sack race at the fun day.

Chaplains host Family Fun Day

SACK races are part of the Family Fun Day this afternoon at 727 Eel Creek Road, just 7km past the main entrance to the showgrounds.

The fun day is one of the ways Chaplaincy Week is being celebrated in Cooloola.

Chaplaincy Week is not the only time residents recognise the valuable work of chaplains in state schools, but it does give people a good excuse to have a fun day with games such as egg and spoon races, broom tossing, three-legged races, a tug-o-war and a giant slip and slide. Plus it’s for the whole family.

There are currently eight chaplains in Gympie regional state schools – both secondary and primary.

All are in the prevention and encouragement business, helping students find a better way to deal with issues ranging from family breakdowns and loneliness to the pressures of youth in today’s society.

Employed by Scripture Union Queensland, with funds raised by the community and provided by the government, chaplains complement other caring professionals in the school community.

The aim of chaplains is that students can feel there is always someone who is willing to listen and be there for them.

The day starts at 2pm and finishes with a huge bonfire by 7.30pm.

Cost is a gold coin donation and a sausage sizzle. Afternoon tea will be available for purchase.

Bring a rug and chairs.

Gympie Times


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