Star manager turns star principal

THE Star's very own General Manager, Bruce Horrocks, had a change of pace last week when he became ‘Principal for a Day' at Mount Tarampa State School.

Mountt Tarampa State School Principal Di Pedersen said the program was part of State Education Week.

“It was just one of the programs we could do and we thought we would invite someone from the community to see what their job is like and show them what our school is like, by asking them to be principal for the day,” she said.

“We thought of Bruce and thought coming here might be a bit different to what he does every day.

“He did playground duty, one-on-one work with children in maths and writing and he shared his story with the children. We kept him very busy and he didn't sit still for a moment.”

Mrs Pedersen said the students reacted well to the visitor.

“They were very proud to be able to show off what they do and show off their school,” she said.

“One student invited Bruce to their instrumental music lesson, so he had a quick lesson in the flute.

“For us it was great to be able to show what we can do in a small school and have a bit of understanding of what it's like to be a teacher.”


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