Victorian secondary school students are participating in the annual ‘muck-up day’ celebrations this week.
Muck-up day is Year 12 students’ day, or week, to go wild before their end-of-year exams begin, and festivities were in full swing at Antonine College.
The inner-north college students ran amok in Melbourne, flooding the busy CBD streets with school girls in costumes.
The Catholic students sang and danced their way through the city with Alex Hodgson, who they described a ‘cute busker’.
The enthusiastic busker told The Newsroom, “They can walk along while I’m playing my music. I didn’t realise it was muck-up day, and you know, they can just come along and enjoy it, have a dance have a sing to their favourite song. Yeah, it’s really fun, it’s really good.”
Onlookers told The Newsroom they heard the commotion from their building and came down to see what the fuss was about.
The students told The Newsroom they were kicked out of school for the day due to their wild behaviour, and were chased by their principal who happens to be a nun.
Muck-up day has long been associated with flour bombs, water bombs and running wild with shaving cream, resulting in heavy repercussions for students.
This didn’t seem to deter the students whose costumes included a mock Pope, a giant gingerbread man and an oversized gorilla. – Kaitlyn Wilson and Jessica Poulter.
All photos by Jessica Poulter