CAMPING EXCURSION A HIT WITH STUDENTS
AS PART of the Tingoora curriculum, during the last week of term three, students in Year 3- 6 participated in a week- long school camp.
Students pitched their own tents and camped at the Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre. At the centre they participated in activities such as fishing, canoeing, searching for animal life at the beach, bushwalking and indigenous activities.
A highlight of their time at Nudgee Beach was a lesson from Phil Breslin, the “Wild Survivor”, who showed them how to make fire using sticks. Another favourite activity was a trip to the ice skating rink, where everyone tried the activity for the very first time. Later in the week they visited South Bank, enjoying the museum and Sciencentre, as well as a swim at the beach.
On the last day everyone enjoyed a visit to Sea Life in Maroochydore.
CAMP was great. I went ice skating and it was fun as I had never been before. I enjoyed making the spears and huts. I also enjoyed fishing and canoeing.
Going camping with my friends was also great fun. — Tahya Shelton Year 4 I LOVED going fishing, even though I didn’t catch anything.
I loved ice skating, except when I fell over, and camping was fun. — Joshua Fearby Year 5 I LIKED ice skating and looking around South Bank, it was great fun swimming there.
I liked camping until the last night when our tent blew over from the strong
winds and we had to sleep in the classroom.
— Kobi Morgan Year 5 I LIKED ice skating and canoeing.
I liked being able to hold a toadfish and a baby crocodile and walking on the sand flats.
I also liked going into Brisbane as I had never been in there before.
South Bank was an amazing place to visit. — Izabella Lytton- Hitchins Year 5
THE Prep to Year 2 students didn’t miss
out on the camping experience as they had an exciting time at school with their very own day camp.
The students pitched tents in our environmental area, made a camp fire, went hiking, made mud bricks and had a billy can- filling relay race.
WE SET up our tents, made a fake fire and went hiking to find different directions. It was fun. — Joanne Fearby Year 1
AFTER we set up our tents, we made a pretend fire and made chairs using logs. We played games and read stories.
— Archie Lytton- Hitchins Year 2 WE WENT on a scavenger hunt to find blocks which told us which direction to go next. We made a camp fire out of rocks and sticks. — Will Jukes Year 1 WE SET up our tents and it took a long time because it was pretty hard. Our tent stayed up but one fell over. — Chase O’Rourke Year 1
NATURE HUNT: Tingoora State School students catch sea creatures for examination. The Tingoora State School Year 3- 6 class makes bark huts. Tingoora State School students enjoyed their Queensland Museum visit.