Play the way to go for under-eights
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.