Play the way to go for un­der-eights

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

TAK­ING time out to play is a big thing at Un­der-Eights Day, when par­ents like Lau­ren Spar­row are around to help out.

The idea of Un­der-Eights Day is to have fun while learn­ing.

This year the top­ics fo­cused on the mean­ing of touch and feel.

“The idea of learn­ing while play­ing isn’t a new one but it is still very ef­fec­tive,” Mrs Spar­row said.

“My daugh­ter Mad­die and my son Ri­ley are ready to learn when they are happy and they are happy play­ing.”

For the first time ever, Un­der-Eights Day was held at Boynewood school and prep.

Year 1 teacher Ms Ziggy co-or­di­nated the event for all par­tic­i­pat­ing schools.

Ms Ziggy said it was Boynewood State School’s cen­te­nary so it was fit­ting to hold the event this year.

“Un­der-Eights Day is put on so chil­dren can cel­e­brate be­ing chil­dren and em­brace child­hood,” Ms Ziggy said.

“Play­ing is all about devel­op­ment and chil­dren learn through play.”

The Mun­dub­bera State High School also came along to Boynewood to get some art as­sess­ments done.

Paint­ing faces may not be a tra­di­tional way to as­sess an art stu­dent but se­nior art teacher Sara Sum­mers said her stu­dents were en­joy­ing it .

“The Year 9-10 stu­dents are do­ing an amaz­ing job with the lit­tle kids,” Ms Sum­mers said.

“Their kind­ness and their over­all ap­proach to the task is ter­rific and the art­work is also to a very high stan­dard.”

One stu­dent who was keen to do a good job was Re­becca Ad­dams, who said she had not prac­tised the de­sign but was determined to get a good as­sess­ment.

NEW LOOK: Abby Clark is turned into a but­ter­fly by Re­becca Ad­dams at Un­der-Eights Day.

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

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