• Former student inspires Yarrunga youngsters

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    INSPIRING STUDENTS: Former Yarrunga Primary School student and now orchestra librarian for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Alastair McKean, caught up with Yarrunga principal, Karen Forge and students last Friday. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

    IT helps to have support from your former school and hometown.

    That’s the opinion of former Yarrunga Primary School student Alastair McKean who returned to Wangaratta as part of his job as Orchestra Librarian and Board Director with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra last Friday.

    And he was greeted warmly by principal Karen Forge who taught at the school during Alastair’s education.

    While Mrs Forge did not teach Mr McKean she remembers his family as a “great support to Yarrunga”.

    “Whenever I heard Alastair McKean’s name his mum would come in and tell me about what he was up to.

    “It was just great keeping track – it’s great to have past students acknowledge the school as part of their journey.”

    The MSO visited Wangaratta as its last stop of a regional Victoria tour which prompted Mr McKean to contact Mrs Forge who attended the concert along with students.

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