Week One of Term Two finished on a high in Pre-Primary with their WOW day.
This term students are learning about different countries, through an exciting journey around the world, but what better place to start than with their wonderful homeland!
Students came to school dressed as an 'Aussie', with many authentic and imaginative outfits.
The day was packed with traditional Australian activities including Aboriginal Culture. The first activities of the day included: making damper and gum nut necklaces as well as painting Aboriginal flags; next students were very excited to go and light campfires. As soon as they were lit, the clouds rolled in and rain began to fall. Mr Martin did an excellent job of keeping the fires alive despite the rain. It was a blessing that after fruit time the rain cleared up and allowed students a few clear hours to enjoy being outside in the bush.
Students thoroughly enjoyed making Aboriginal houses from traditional materials and painting rocks with natural paint made from clay. Just before lunch it was time to cook damper and kangaroo meat on the fires. There is nothing like food cooked on a fire! Students enjoyed tasting new things and even came back for seconds. To finish off the exciting day students shared a story of some of Australia’s landmarks.
Students went home with some lasting memories for their exciting day.
Mrs Elizabeth Sawyer