STUDENTS and staff at Our Lady of Dolours Primary School have gone a little mad after raising more than $20,000 at their annual school festival on September 14.
The Make a Difference Festival (MAD) attracted around 800 people from the wider Mitchelton community, including Queensland premier Campbell Newman.
The school’s Parents and Friends Association organised the event, which included multiple stalls, student performances, and a fundraising auction.
More than $6000 worth of prizes were donated by parents.
But the standout for many people, especially the students, was the arrival of a bazooka and army tank from the Enoggera Barracks.
The barracks play a significant role in the life of the school, which supports almost 30 families who work for the Australian Defence Force.
It was also the first time the school had opened the festival to the community, and even “embraced Facebook technology” for their promotions.
Principal Patrick Davis said the festival was a great success.
“People have told us that it was the best fete they have been to,” he said.