Emmaus Day a hit for students

Carnival rides, ball games, trivia and 1500 sausage sandwiches were on the agenda at Emmaus College on April 21 with the annual Emmaus Day celebration taking place.

During the morning the formal liturgy was held in the Lomandra Hall, before all the students and staff headed to the ovals to have a day to celebrate all it means to be in the Emmaus community.

Principal Kevin Schwede said the day was something the whole school looked forward to each year.

“It’s just a great celebration day for us,” he said.

“You’ve got the year 11s running some of the attractions so our year 12s can celebrate for one last Emmaus Day.

“It’s wonderful to see all the students mixing together in their house colours as well.”

Year 11 student Jake Matthews said helping organise the day gave him more appreciation for the event.

“It’s been good helping out the little guys play sports,” he said.

Students could take part in orb soccer, alien laser tag, the froggy carnival ride, a jumping castle and various games on the ovals.

Charlie the cow was also a hit with the students as they had to compete to see who could milk the quickest.

Teachers were in the dunk tank to help raise more funds for the Project Compassion, which the school took part in over Lent.