Australian news, and some related international items

How jolly! Ballarat schoolkids get shooting lessons for Christmas

Christina apologises for the picture below – all those girls. I bet it was boys who got the ballarat gun lessons


Ballarat region schools’ gun excursion sparks debate The Courier,  By MELANIE WHELAN Dec. 18, 2012, “…..Students were taken to Beaufort Gun Club for lessons in clay target shooting – a sport in which Ballarat’s own Russell Mark is a multiple Olympic gold medallist.

Fuelling contention, the excursion was made two days after the United States’ Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut when 28 people, mostly elementary school children, were killed.

Ballarat High School principal Gary Palmer yesterday defended his school’s decision to go ahead with the activity….. Mr Palmer said the school sent its condolences to the families involved in the American tragedy.

Victorian Education Department confirmed Ballarat High School had followed correct procedure, having parents sign consent forms…. Gun Control Australia secretary David Stack told News Limited the excursion was idiotic and insensitive following the US massacre….


December 18, 2012 - Posted by | General News

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