The Easter Egg Foil Ball Competition.

johnboy 3 April 2007 57

John Hargreaves has announced the Easter Egg Foil Ball Competition to be held in our schools for a $1,000 prize.

“Territory and Municipal Services is giving a school the opportunity to win $1000 by making the ACT’s (and maybe even the world’s) biggest Easter egg foil ball,” said Mr Hargreaves.

“All schools have to do is encourage students to bring in their Easter egg foil following the Easter break (up until Friday 4 May), and produce a single ball on behalf of the school. The winner will be determined by weight and size.

“The competition is aimed at educating students (and the community) that aluminium foil can be recycled. The foil that Easter eggs, Easter Bilbies and Easter Bunnies are wrapped in is recyclable and can be used to make new things, like soft drink cans, ladders, door frames and even car parts!

Words fail me.

(But for schools eager to trouser the cash we recommend starting with a beach ball and wrapping it in lead plate)


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Absent Diane Absent Diane 12:53 pm 03 Apr 07

there is a lot of real evidence for people living well before jesus’ alleged time – octavian anybody?.. the truth is even if he existed he was nobody of signifcance and certainly not the son of a non-existant god.

Anyway it is a stupid competition, the government should not be promoting easter or any religious happening. Obviously it also promotes over eating and over eating bad food at that. So back on topic it is garbage.

Ralph Ralph 12:47 pm 03 Apr 07

Add to that a complete waste of bureaucratic resources.

louise louise 12:42 pm 03 Apr 07

OK JB, specifics of the competition:

Ban chocolate because it’s fattening. Oppose mining because of the environment. Encourage kids to eat chocolate and recycle the foil to make Hargreaves look green and pro-education.

Still can’t see the opportunity for a protest action anywhere?

Ralph Ralph 12:36 pm 03 Apr 07

Indeed. Apologies for Ralph’s baiting 😉

Bartron Bartron 12:36 pm 03 Apr 07

I don’t think he would have been telling people to frack off

No….he would be using the proper word as I believe Battlestar hadn’t yet screened where he came from so would be unaware of the word ‘Frack’ and how lame it is (although he ‘could’ have asked his dad….dads know everything).

The line is…if you don’t like it, you don’t have to…just be happy you get to have a holiday (holiday…holy-day…gettit?)…. calm down with the anti-religion BS …. here, have a chocolate egg.

johnboy johnboy 12:33 pm 03 Apr 07

in 2000 years how much evidence do you think there’ll be that any of us existed?

With a global religion still going strong I think Jesus is doing better than most.

Now, can we return to the specifics of this competition rather than the same boring zealotries being re-hashed once again?

Ralph Ralph 12:31 pm 03 Apr 07

Oh well off you go to a Muslim country then. See how you like it there.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 12:27 pm 03 Apr 07

This is Australia and people need to realise Christian activities are a major part of our society.

And it is also one of the reasons australia has amongst the lowest average IQ’s in the developed world.

Christianity and most religions are immoral and for the morally and religions teach people how to be intellectually dishonest.

Do not celebrate easter as a christian festival.. as mael and Bonfire say it stems from way before christianity ever reared its ugly face.

And there is also next to no proof that jesus existed in any historical sense what-so-ever.

happy holiday.

mattress mattress 12:25 pm 03 Apr 07

If some people (non-Christian) are not happy with Easter festivities in schools they can do one of two things:

1)Put up with it; or

2)Frack off back to where they came from

Boy, what an un-christian attitude. What if this is where they have come from?
I thought christianity was supposed to be about living the life of jesus. I don’t think he would have been telling people to frack off. If I remember what I was taught at sunday school he was more into treating people with respect and compassion. Not ramming his own ideas down peoples throats and saying “if you dont like it, frack off”

Danman Danman 12:20 pm 03 Apr 07

yet the schools ban lamington drives to make money because lamingtons will make kids fat…

what a load.

caf caf 12:18 pm 03 Apr 07

I am getting so sick of every thread being hijacked into an anti-school-closure whinge. You know what? For all that it appears to have been put together on the back of an envelope, the basic idea of the much maligned 2020 plan is sound (ie, that as demographics change, new schools will need to be opened and old schools will need to close.) That’s sad for the schools concerned, but (and I say this as someone who had to change schools halfway through primary school because of an earlier round of schoool closures) that’s life. You change schools, you settle in, you make some new friends, life goes on.

bubzie bubzie 12:03 pm 03 Apr 07

O.o …childhood obesity anyone?

Ralph Ralph 11:57 am 03 Apr 07

More drivel from the London Circuit Soviets.

If some people (non-Christian) are not happy with Easter festivities in schools they can do one of two things:

1)Put up with it; or

2)Frack off back to where they came from.

This is Australia and people need to realise Christian activities are a major part of our society.

bonfire bonfire 11:57 am 03 Apr 07

most christian holy days appropriate pre-christian holy days.

its the best way to get the natives to convert.

the romans (pre-christian) did the same thing.

‘hey your god x is the same as our god minerva!’

soon a temple goes up.

everyones happy or enslaved.

life goes on.

louise louise 11:40 am 03 Apr 07

Poptop, some Christians see easter eggs to be a secular activity in this secular society anyway, so even the muticultural set (self-defining as excluding Christians) should be ok with it.

Maelinar Maelinar 11:38 am 03 Apr 07

Easter has been a festivity long before Christianity came along. Something to do with the phase of the sun etc.

Non-christian’s can rejoice at their leisure.

louise louise 11:37 am 03 Apr 07

Some of the recently closed schools could enter as a protest action. Even better, they could all join together and enter one huge ball. Would government accept the entry as valid? Would anyone from these gutted communities be keen to take up the challenge?

poptop poptop 11:34 am 03 Apr 07

Bit tough on the schools with the sensitivity to not focus on Christian festivities; because such a competition may make their non-christian students feel excluded.

Props to the ACT Government for their active support of our multicultural community.

fnaah fnaah 11:25 am 03 Apr 07

What a fantastic way to encourage kids to eat stupid amounts of chocolate.

I saw a piece on the news last night where someone claimed that up to one in five four year olds are now overweight or obese.

Ari Ari 11:18 am 03 Apr 07

… and can be used to make new things, like soft drink cans, ladders, door frames and even … Al Grassby statues!

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