Spe­cial presents for mum and dad

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bec Singh

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.

Pic­ture: Sup­plied

Emily Poole, 11, also made a wall hang­ing key holder gift for Christ­mas.

Pic­ture: Sup­plied

Biboohra State School stu­dent Cy Pan­tovic, 10, handmade a wall hang­ing key holder Christ­mas present for his mum.

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