Chance to pass baton
Designs on playtime STUDENTS at Banyan Fields Primary School in Carrum Downs gained some valuable skills in design and development after playing a part in planning their new playground. Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny opened the play area on Friday and took the time to present leadership badges to some of the school’s highachieving students. Assistant principal Karen Parkinson said the school was pleased to have a play area that included student input. On the up: School captains Luka, Vaidehi, left, Ripley and Taison on new play equipment. Picture: Gary Sissons
All fired up for kids’ fun run vs train food and drinks stands. Mornington Railway Preservation Society will also be running train rides to Mornington. Money raised by Rotary at the fun run will help buy a specialist infant transport incubator for newborn babies in Peninsula Health’s paediatric unit at Frankston Hospital. The paediatric unit provides care to children from the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston. The fun run activities will be held 10am-1pm Sunday 19 March at Moorooduc station, Moorooduc Highway, Moorooduc (Melway 105/K9). Details: www.mycause.com.au/events/kidsfunrunk163. Registrations for the run can be made online and on the day at the station at least one hour before a run.
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IT gobbles fuel and emits smoke and steam like a legendary dragon, but the historic 75-year-old steam train K163 is a drawcard for children where it is stabled at Moorooduc railway station. The engine will be all fired up on Sunday (19 March) when the train again takes to the tracks to see if it can beat a bunch of fleet-footed children. Mt Eliza Rotary Club’s annual kids’ fun run is open to children aged three to 12 and has graded distances (150-1200 metres) according to competitors’ ages. The children race on a separate purpose built and secure track alongside the locomotive. As well as running, children at the event can enjoy such free activities as face painting, balloon sculptors, an animal farm, adventure vegetable garden, show bags, and the CFA along with
FRANKSTON’S leaders and achievers will have a chance to carry the Queen’s baton when it travels through the city during the 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay. The baton will be in Frankston on Sunday 11 February next year as it journeys through Victoria to its final destination of the Gold Cost for the 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on 4 April. About 3800 people from around the country will get to be part of the baton relay across Australia for what is known as ‘the friendly games’. A community nomination program offers people of all ages and abilities who inspire others to be great to be part of the relay. Frankston mayor Cr Brian Cunial said the relay was a rare opportunity to shine a light on the “people and places that help make the community great”. “We’re delighted for Frankston to take part in this iconic sporting tradition and I encourage you to nominate a local legend you think deserves to be a baton bearer, whether they’re an aspiring young person or someone who is already accomplished.” The games are declared officially open when a message carried within the baton, from the Queen, is read aloud. For more information and to nominate a local hero, see gc2018. com/qbr online.
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