$1000 win to Fingal school



THEY don't seem to get out too much at Fingal Public School, so when the Daily News informed its 65 students they had won $1000 for a school excursion ... well, you can see what happened.

The tiny coastal school was the local winner of the Anzacs/Heroes Austar for Schools competition, which took entries from schools from Lismore to Rockhampton through the APN network of newspapers.

The grand prize of a class trip to Canberra was won by Ipswich North State High.

But that did not matter much to Fingal students yesterday, as they busily began to plan their dream excursion.

With the destinations of Canada and France being tossed around, principal Ray Kent said the money would go towards a mystery school trip "up north".

"We sent in 187 entries and used the addressing of all the envelopes as a teaching tool to teach the children how to correctly address an envelope."

It obviously worked when Justin Hull (pictured) had his perfectly addressed entry drawn yesterday. D92572a



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