Al­lora stu­dents cel­e­brate with Glen­gal­lan

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS -

ONE OF the re­gion’ old­est build­ings came alive with the sounds of young en­thu­si­asm yes­ter­day as 120 stu­dents from Al­lora State School P–10 de­scended on Glen­gal­lan Home­stead for a well-earned ex­cur­sion.

The school or­gan­ised the ex­cur­sion as a re­ward for the pos­i­tive be­hav­iour among stu­dents and head of cur­ricu­lum Ros Hib­berd said it was a fun and ed­u­ca­tional way to spend the last day of term. “The chil­dren are bro­ken up into four year groups,” she said.

“Through­out the day they’ll tour the home­stead, have a sing-a-long with our Year 1 teacher Ben McClure, play some fun old-fash­ioned games and also get treated to a pup­pet show ex­plain­ing the story of Glen­gal­lan.

“We’ll also all stop for a nice pic­nic lunch as well.”

Stu­dent Jack Dal­santo said the day had been fun.

“We’ve learned a lot and I’ve re­ally en­joyed look­ing around the place,” he said.

“We’ve learned all about the peo­ple who have lived in the house and why they sold it, and then what hap­pened to it after that. It’s a great place and there’s so much his­tory here.”

The Glen­gal­lan Her­itage Trust has made en­try to the her­itage site free to school chil­dren all year, in recog­ni­tion of their 150th year cel­e­bra­tions.

Chair Donna Fraser said she had al­ways en­cour­age school groups to come and en­joy the precinct.

“It would be great to see all lo­cal schools to em­brace the his­tory of Glen­gal­lan Home­stead in their cur­ricu­lum.”

PHOTO: JONNO COLFS

Aleah Ziebarth, Char­lotte Harris, Abbey Wal­lace and Charli McKen­zie at Glen­gal­lan Home­stead.

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