Aldridge State High School students Shaun Brake and Kyle McGrath prepare for the Kids for Kids Day.
Aldridge State High School students Shaun Brake and Kyle McGrath prepare for the Kids for Kids Day. Megan Pope

Aldridge students prepare to host family fun day

FAMILY fun will be the top priority for high school students in Maryborough this Sunday as they host the first ever Kids for Kids Day in Queens Park.

More than 50 students from Aldridge State High School will host the family fun day this weekend, in the hopes of dispelling some of the stereotypes regarding teenagers in the region.

The family fun day will be made up of a series of hands-on events including face painting, talent quests, cake stalls, crazy hair, train rides, plays and demonstrations as well as arts and craft workshops.

ASHS Power of Passion group president Shaun Brake said the group was hoping to bring families out of their homes for some fun and games outdoors.

"We wanted to plan an event that would bring families together and offer them a day outside, rather than staying home," Shaun said.

"I think the face painting and crazy hair is going to be really popular as well.

"It will hopefully be a really good day."

ASHS teacher Rayna Morris said the event would be its first of its kind for the school, and would raise funds for the Forget Me Not foundation.

"We had heard of the foundation holding a similar event in Hervey Bay, so the students wanted to create their own in Maryborough to support the foundation," Mrs Morris said.

"It's going to give the students a chance to go out in to the community and show that the efforts of one person can make a difference.

"We've had a really good response from a lot of students as well, and at the moment we have about 50 to 60 volunteers."

Fraser Coast families can head down to the Kids for Kids Day event at Queens Park in Maryborough on Sunday from 9am to 3pm.



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