Coasting into school
FUTURE teachers have experienced life in our rural communities.
Education students from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) spent time in the North Burnett this week as part of a program called Coast to Country Orientation.
Fourteen university students visited St Joseph’s Primary School, Gayndah State School, Boynewood State School and Mundubbera State School.
They participated in learning activities with the primary school students and Boynewood put on a special performance for their guests.
USC professor Dr Anne Drabble said the education students gained valuable experience during their visit.
“The Coast to Country Orientation is a wonderful opportunity for education students from the Coast to visit rural school communities,” she said.
“The aim of the Coast to Country initiative is to demystify the outback.
“It provides students with firsthand experiences of teaching and living in rural communities to orient them to the wealth of experiences that can be had through completing their practicums in rural and remote communities.”
COAST TO COUNTRY: Emily Zammit, Ciara Dowley, Helen Power, Dr Anne Drabble, principal Ken Nicholls and Kyle Mulick.