Free event gets Narrogin’s students primed for the school year

Emma TaylorNarrogin Observer
From left to right: Heidi (13 years), Kent (6 years) and Mitchell Ackland (14 years)
Camera IconFrom left to right: Heidi (13 years), Kent (6 years) and Mitchell Ackland (14 years) Credit: Picture: Tom Shanahan

Students all over Narrogin are dusting off their school bags and airing out their lunch boxes in anticipation for the return to school on Monday.

To get students prepared, Narrogin Blue Light Unit will be holding a back-to-school event from 11am to 2pm tomorrow at the Gnarojin Park skate park.

There will be support services available to help youth ease back into education in 2021, along with school stalls, youth groups, free laser-tag, a slippery dip and a free sausage sizzle lunch.

One of the many families heading back to school are the Acklands, who this year will have all three children attending different schools in town.

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Mitchell,14 years, Kent, 6, and Heidi, 13, Ackland.
Camera IconMitchell,14 years, Kent, 6, and Heidi, 13, Ackland. Credit: Tom Shanahan/Tom Shanahan

Kent Ackland will be fronting up to his first day of Year 1 at Narrogin Primary school, while his older sister Heidi will be starting Year 8 at Narrogin Senior High School.

Eldest child Mitchell will be starting Year 10 studies at the WA College of Agriculture — Narrogin.

Mother of the three Nita Ackland says it could be a bit tricky having the three children at different schools but they would manage.

“All of the kids are really excited to get back into it — especially Mitchell, who is really keen to be able to do more hands-on classes out at the ag school,” she said.

“We had a really great holiday but it’s definitely time to get the school year started.”

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