Special presents for mum and dad
BIBOOHRA State School students got into the true meaning of Christmas by handmaking gifts for their families.
Mareeba State High School Manual Arts Department shared their timber offcuts which the students transformed into purposeful gifts.
The 22 students from year 4 5 and 6 made wall hanging key holders from the offcuts with other material such as stickers and beads.
Biboohra acting principal Ruth Ernst said it was a chance to use materials that were donated.
“We have an underlying value at the school for caring for the earth and having self sustainability for everything we do,”she said.
“We want students to think about sustainable practices.
“It was a great way to show the students about materials can be reused to create new things.”
Ms Ernst said she was impressed the students efforts and how much thought went into creating the finished product.
“Both the boys and girls really got into it. They looked at all the materials and thought about how they fit together,” she said.
“If there was a round piece of wood, the student used materials that tied into that circular theme and created according to shapes.”
Ms Ernst said when considering gift giving and celebration times students are encouraged to use materials available to them.
Emily Poole, 11, also made a wall hanging key holder gift for Christmas.
Biboohra State School student Cy Pantovic, 10, handmade a wall hanging key holder Christmas present for his mum.