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70 years of Holding the Fort @ Fort Lytton

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Did you know it is the 70th anniversary of MacArthur's arrival in Brisbane this year? How do I know this? Because I spend all my school holidays at Fort Lytton. This Easter holidays they will bring our local history to life for schoolchildren aged 6-12 years old in their latest dramatic activity day Holding the Fort.

For this adventure the children will arrive to find the fort on the eve of a very important inspection by the General. They will join Sergeant Wilson and Corporal Jones who urgently need their help to pass the inspection. The pressure is on but many hands make light work and with a bit of spit and polish, Sergeant Wilson and Corporal Jones might just pull it off.

Professional actors will lead the program set in and around the real historic fort combining drama and fun with facts and activities. The children will be transported to another time and learn through dramatic play based methods about history, drills , signalling and much more.

The program is run by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service with the support of the Caltex Lytton Refinery. Parents and carers are welcome to join the fun. Booking will be essential as places are limited and due to the success of previous programs, places fill fast. Fort Lytton is without doubt a must for my family this school holidays. Even if the weather is unkind the show will go on with a stiff upper lip.

Reporting for duty, Sir!
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Why? Sgt Wilson and Cpl Jones need YOU
When: 10am - 12.30pm
Where: Fort Lytton National Park
Cost: $8 per child
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