A Valley shark tale
By EMMA CORNFORD
STUDENTS from Wooli Public School will be 'feeding' one of their teachers to the sharks.
The school has won The Daily Examiner 'Feed your Teacher to the Sharks' competition, which ran in conjunction with the Newspapers In Education Science Week study package program.
Schools from throughout the Clarence Valley entered the competition, but the small school of just 37 students will be the one heading to Seaworld on the Gold Coast.
Far from being frightened, teacher Jane Dowsett, who will be 'fed to the sharks', said she was looking forward to the experience of swimming with some of the deep blue's most fearsome predators in Shark Bay.
"I'm really excited ? I can't wait," said Ms Dowsett.
"It's something I've actually always wanted to do."
The winning entry was sent in by eight-yearold student Toni Forbes, who said she was 'really happy' when she found out her school would be going to Seaworld.
Winning the competition was a community effort, with people from around Wooli and Minni Water, including neighbours, parents and grandparents, all helping to collect coupons.
The end result was around 150 entries from the school.
They have won 30 student passes and three adult passes to Seaworld, but the school will fundraise to buy the extra tickets needed for the whole school to make the trip to Seaworld.
Teachers are planning the trip for late in the year.
"The kids were really excited when they found out," Miss Dowsett said.
'I'm really excited ? I
can't wait. It's
always wanted to do.'