A Bott here, a Bott there … Botts everywhere

April 8, 2021 BY

Principal Stuart Bott with the Grade 4 teachers who dressed up as him.

LEOPOLD Primary pupils were seeing double last week, well actually more than that, when six different versions of their principal were roaming the school.

During Heroes and Idols Dress Up Day on Thursday, all five Grade 4 teachers dressed up as Principal Stuart Bott, complete with lifelike masks.

There was Farmer Bott, Work Bott, Casual Bott, Umpire Bott, Barbecue Bott and Stuart Bott himself.

Mr Bott said he didn’t have any idea about what the Grade 4 teachers had planned, but said it was a lovely surprise.

“It was awesome,” he laughed.

Leopold Primary’s Junior School Council organised the day, with dollar coin donations from each student going to the Billy Bubb fundraiser and Emma Moore’s walk from Leopold to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The dress up day follows the recent Billy’s Day by the Bay – Fundraiser and Car Show, which was organised by Old Skool Street Cars and Leopold Angling and Aquatic Club, and raised almost $22,000 for Billy Bubb, a 22-year-old man who will never walk again following a motorbike accident.

While Emma Moore’s son Albie was the inspiration behind a 100km fundraising walk she embarked on, which has raised more than $17,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The mum-of-three left from the Leopold Sportsmans Club on Friday, March 19, and arrived at the hospital the following day, all in support of the RCH’s Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction Service.

“We thought it was important to organise this fundraiser to support these people in our community,” Mr Bott said.

He said other children dressed up as teachers, which was really nice, including a boy in grade three who dressed up as an integration aide.

“It’s been a good day,” he said.


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