Kids learn by art at U8s
Fun day brings parents and kids together
IT WAS a day of slimy goo, colourful paint, excitement and energy at the Golden Beach State School’s Under Eights Day.
As part of the annual event, younger grades of the school invited their parents along for a morning of interactive and fun games, all based on this year’s theme of culture.
Many of the activities available were designed to introduce students to many aspects of the Australian Aboriginal culture.
This included exercises such as boomerang painting, traditional dance and dot painting.
Deputy principal Brendan Baillie said the event gave parents an inside perspective of their child’s learning environment.
About 300 students and nearly 100 parents attended in what was a whirlwind experience.
Bree Greene is the mother of two students Tileah and Caleb Leiper.
She said she came to the event every year to witness the sheer joy that beamed from her children’s faces.
“They have an absolute ball. They get to run around and do lots of different activities and work as a team; it’s good for them.
“I just love watching them have fun.
“It shows that the school is here for the kids as well as their learning.”
One of the most popular activities on the day was the indigenous dot painting station that was organised by Caloundra State High School students Ebonie Palma and Iesha Monsell.
The project was a part of the curriculum in their childcare class.
“We thought it would be good for the kids to get involved with some indigenous studies.”
ALL IN: Kalen Collas, Eli Ashmead, Hamish Trembath and Edj Stevenson at Golden Beach State School for a day of interaction and introduction to indigenous culture.
FUN IN THE SUN: Mason West at Golden Beach State School for a day of interaction and introduction to indigenous culture.