Through play kids learn to engage
UNDER 8’s Day this year will be held at the Primary campus of Kawana Waters State College on Wednesday, May 30 in the grassed areas and surrounding the new natural prep playground.
All families with students in prep, years one and two as well as families with children who are not yet at school are all welcome to join in the fun.
The theme this year is “Wonderful: I wonder, I play, I learn”.
Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination and enquiry skills to promote learning.
Playing, such as in the new natural playground, promotes physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.
This year SKITTLES (drama students in Years 3 to 6) will perform a play adapted from Alice in Wonderland. The fun includes face painting from the Secondary College students, Old MacDonald’s animal farm will return and of course the new playground will be open for the little ones to enjoy.
There will be singing, dancing, music, games, puppets as well as a sausage sizzle and you will have the opportunity to find out about the 2019 prep program at the college.
The college’s early year teachers will be partnering with several local community groups and Early Childhood Education Centres on the day.
Primary principal Brendan Smith said research demonstrates that effective schools have high levels of parental and community involvement.
“Under 8’s day is a wonderful opportunity for our College to open its gates to the young children, parents, businesses and all members of the community,” he said.
“We want you to experience a wonderful time.”
BIG DAY: Isabella Aisbett enjoyed the animals.