Russell Island students and State Member for Redlands Matt McEachan had the time of their life at an excursion into the Queensland Museum this week.

Mr McEachan donated $500 to Russell Island State School to assist towards transport costs for the excursion, and couldn’t resist the invitation to join them.

“It was wonderful to see the amazement on the kid’s faces,” Mr McEachan said.

“The insect display was their favourite, especially the stick insects and giant burrowing cockroaches.

“It was a whole adventure and I won’t lie, I felt like a big kid when I was there!”

Mr McEachan said he would like to see more support from the community and transport services to assist Bay Island students facing challenges to get the same opportunities as kids living on the mainland.   

Mr McEachan also donated $500 to assist Macleay Island students with their future excursions.



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