For 98five’s final Free Coffee Friday for Term 3, Brekky with Kirste and Morro joined the lively kids of Beaumaris Primary School in Ocean Reef.
Knowing hosts Kirste and Morro had a fierce Fremantle Dockers versus West Coast Eagles (Paul “Morro” Morrison is the Eagles chaplain) rivalry, the students of Beaumaris were encouraged to come dressed in their favourite footy team colours.
“We’re a footy school,” said Beaumaris PS sports teacher and Dockers supporter Robyn Blackwell. “This year, we’re (also) the number one public school out of the state (for cross country).”
And the array of colour was more than welcomed on such a wild, windy and stormy morning — with a severe weather warning issued by BoM for the day and upcoming weekend.
But the rain didn’t put a damper on the broadcast which also included a chat with West Coast Eagles player Drew Petrie, who just retired at the end of the WCE season, YouthCARE chaplain Shirley Pyrc and school captains George (Eagles fan) and Edi (Dockers fan), who let the 98five listeners know they had been chosen because they were “really approachable people”.
“I like working with all of the other student counsellors because they’re really funny and friendly souls,” said George.
The students performed the school’s song, which was written by YouthCARE chaplain Shirley Pyrc with help from the Year 2 class.
“I love creative communication, I think the kids really get it if it’s got a beat, melody and some actions,” Ms Pyrc said.
“So I was just talking to them one day in the virtues talk — I run the virtues class at the school — and it started off with ‘if you could write a song, what would your song be?’
“Well, that became a chorus and we wrote a song and did it for their assembly and everyone loved it so we just edited it and made it the school song”.
Beaumaris Primary School kids singing their school song 💙 Written by school chaplain Shirley Pyrc and the Year 2s. | Free Coffee Friday with YouthCARE Australia
Kirste and Morro’s on-air ‘Daily Derby’ competition ended on a draw so it will come down to Term 4 to find out which footy host fanatic will take out this year’s trophy.
Following on from the previous Free Coffee Friday, brave producer Corey, 23 — who shared about his break-up — allowed Kirste and Morro to put the vote out to the listeners as to whether or not he would let the Brekky duo help him find a new date on radio. It was a resounding yes as Corey looked nervous while Morro, with a cheeky glint in his eye, mentioned there was a “storm of love” ahead.
Visit our Free Coffee Fridays page if you would like to nominate your school for a visit from Brekky hosts Kirste and Morro.