Woolooga State School winners of iPad giveaway
AWESOME, exciting, shocked - that was how Woolooga school students described winning 10 iPads.
They won the prize through The Gympie Times promotion.
Through the help of dedicated staff, family and the community, Woolooga State School collected the most tokens.
It was a hard task, especially when there are only 13 students.
Principal Stacey-Anne Bray said it was an unexpected surprise, made possible through enormous community involvement.
"We were resourceful; we had a jar in the pub for change to buy papers and one in the school too," she said.
"Grandmas, relatives and the whole community got behind us.
"People would come into the school with bundles of papers.
"When I told the kids they had won, I think they nearly shook the roof off."
Students only had access to 10 computers, which did not always work properly.
The new resources will be used for literacy and numeracy skills.
And students will have access to a range of educational resources, thanks to the new technology.
"We fought so hard because it's perfect for us," Ms Bourke said.
"Each child can have one each, while they do their work.
"We just want to say a big thank you to the Woolooga community.
"They did a great job!"