Albert Public School students are looking forward to a new playground.
Albert Public School students are looking forward to a new playground.

Family photos are child's play

When a story ran in a local paper this week about Albert Park Primary School needing funds for a new playground, principal Alison Baths was absolutely gobsmacked when a community member fronted up and donated $1000.

While that’s made the bank account look a lot better, the school still needs a couple more thousand to get the playground up and running. Due to a lack of funds for maintenance, it has been closed for over a year and while it hardly seems to have affected their schooling experience, they were keen to get on the swings once again.

To help bump up that bank balance some more, the school is having a family portrait day this Saturday, November 6, where you can get a beautiful professional family photograph taken for just $15.

“Having done it I think it’s a bargain,” Albert Park Primary School P&C president Melissa Barnes said. “A portrait is not generally something people think to do, but once you have it’s wonderful. Usually it’s mum or dad taking the photo so you never get everyone together but this is a big, framed family portrait ready to take home and put on your wall. There’s no fluffing around trying to find the right frame, it all done and ready to go, and all the money’s going to a great cause!”

Bookings are essential and people can arrange a time that best suits them throughout the day. For more information or to organise a time, phone Melissa Barnes on 0423 197 499.


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