June caption competition

EducationHQ News Team
By EducationHQ News Team
Published May 14, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison picks up a crab during a visit to the District High school on Christmas Island. What could he be thinking? Email a witty caption to news@educationhq.com by 5pm AEST, May 20, and you’ll be in the running to score an Expo Whiteboard Marker prize pack, including an ink indicator 4-pack, Magnetic 4-pack and 2-in-1 2-pack.

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