For those of you who don’t know, Community Day is a market set up by the Year 6 students every year. Year 5 students come to visit and purchase items from the stalls (with imitation money). Community Day 2017 was held on Thursday 9 November. Each of the stalls had to be approved by the Year 6 Government which consisted of: 6E teacher - Mr Eatough, Jasmine Annable, Lauren McDonald, Gabriel Van Elst and me - Noah Haes.
The day was spectacular and I’m sure everyone could tell that Year 6 had put a lot of effort into their planning. There were parkour runs, drink stalls, savoury stalls, sweet stalls, jelly stalls, ping pong ball activities, ice cream stalls, sponge throwing (thanks a lot Sophia!), pies in the face, Nerf gun shooting and many more. These activities, and a number of other worthwhile purchases meant this busy, jam-packed day was heaps of fun.
Joy, Stella, Rebecca and Tabitha set up an amazing food stall with brownies, cupcakes, cookies and other goodies. Their brownies tasted phenomenal and were very affordable.
Bailey, Tom D and Gabriel set up a stall where you got to smudge a pie right in one of their faces and then squirt them with what seemed to be soapy water. Rather random, but very satisfying! The winner of the best throw received a prize.
Ryan, Josh S and Josh M had a delicious drink stall with spiders, ice-cream drinks and plain fizzy drinks. The ‘Whipper Whopper’ and the ‘Bad Boy’ were pretty good i.e. ice-cream at the top and the bottom filled with creaming soda and loads of toppings.
Josh, Jasmine and Grace’s jelly stall was a big hit. They sold flavoured jellies (including yummy mango and lime) with a variety of different toppings for a very cheap price. Definitely no regrets there!
The ‘Eat What You Get And Don’t Get Upset’ stall run by Luke, Lukas and Tom M was an activity where you had to bounce a ping pong ball into a cup. The cup that you managed to get it into determined the ‘prize’ you got. Although some people may not have seen it as a prize! If you were lucky you got a lolly or two. Not so lucky and you could be drinking mustard, tomato sauce, mashed up veggies or mashed up fruit. Possibly even a pickle on the side. I don’t know about you, but it wasn’t a stall on my ‘to do' list! Not for the fainthearted.
Also not for the fainthearted was the stall that I ran with Ethan H and Josh O. Turns out it took considerable skill to shoot a target with a Nerf gun
from about 4-5m away. The prize was two lollies and being able to shoot me or Ethan. I thought it was very kind and thoughtful of me to let Ethan have
the first go at getting shot...and the second. The surprise of the day was that the two people who were the most successful were two mums! When I asked
why they were so good they told me they had lots of practice on their children. This idea could take off for future Community Days. Let this be a
wake-up call to all parents to get some practise in!
Lots of people agreed that one of the coolest Community Day stalls (possibly ever!) was the parkour run by Emlyn and Ben G. You had to run, crawl through cardboard boxes, hop from stump to stump, run over a rolling plank of wood, jump over boxes, run over a plank of wood lying on two chairs (approximately 1m high) and run to the finish line. You were timed on the course and could restart if you bumped into or touched a wrong obstacle.
There were so many stalls that unfortunately I don’t have time to mention them all - or I’d go on forever. However, all of them were amazing and creative. Overall Community Day was AWESOME! Well done to all the students who participated in making this year’s Community Day work so well. Thank you Year 5 students and parents for making it fun for us as well. And finally, thank you to the Government, Mr Eatough and Mrs Piney for making the day happen. 2017’s Community Day was the best yet!
We managed to raise $350, which we are sharing with our worldwide community through Compassion World Aid. Government members from the day get to spend the money on a variety of items including: chickens, mozzie nets, school supplies and other goodies that Compassion have available through their Christmas Catalogue.
Noah Haes (Year 6)