Darcy a great prize

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STAR TURN: Carraragarmungee Primary School students including (from left) Thane Kinbacher, Shakira McKenzie, Jaimie Fitzgerald and Levi Billings, with (centre) AFLW player Darcy Vescio, enjoyed the opportunity to meet and play with the Carlton champion. PHOTO: Emma Hillier

THE red carpet was rolled out for AFLW star Darcy Vescio when she visited the Carraragarmungee Primary School this week to deliver a fun, footy clinic for students, who had taken out the top prize for the region in last year’s VicHealth Walk to School program.

The Carlton goal kicker who arrived by plane was given a VIP tour of the school by school captains, including being introduced to its resident peacocks, before leading the 24 students from Carraragarmungee, along with a group of visiting students from Everton Primary School, through a series of warm ups and drills.

There was also a Q and A session where kids had the chance to find out more about the star footballer’s journey from amateur to professional, along with the chance for photos and autographs.

Principal Marie De Prada said it was a wonderful opportunity for the school, with some parents also coming along to see the session, and a tribute to the effort the children had put in to the Walk to School challenge.

She said as it was hard for students at the remote rural school to actually walk all the way from their homes, they had made up for it by running and walking around the oval, counting their steps and increasing their activity levels.

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