Maroondah Leader, 26th April 2016
Mullum students pass Go and collect fun
3 MAY 12 @ 05:00AM BY STEPHANIE WILSON
Kassidy Gemma and Bailie get in some practice on the mock up of the giant board. Picture: ROBERT McKECHNIE
MULLUM Primary School will stage a life-sized version of Monopoly - or Mullumopoly - on Saturday, as part of its annual fundraising efforts.
Assistant principal Jenny Verheijden said the idea, for parents and the wider community, was dreamt up by mum Samia Scott six months ago to replace the school’s long-running annual trivia night.
Up to 32 people at a time will dress as Monopoly playing pieces the hat, dog, boot and car and wind their way around the giant board under instruction from their teams.
In keeping with the Monopoly tradition, a jail will be overseen by “policewoman” and school principal Lynne Holland.
Community Chest and Chance card tasks will be performed on a podium.
But traditional street names such as Mayfair and Pall Mall had gone out the window, Mrs Verheijden said.
“School families and local businesses have purchased a street and then they have renamed it to suit them,” she said.
The school had to seek permission from Monopoly maker Hasbro to use the concept, with parents designing and organising the printing of the board.
The team with the most money after two hours of play wins a trophy.
Details: mullumps.vic.edu.au or 9870 2120.
Click the link to see the article on Mike Symon's (Federal Member for Deakin) website.