Young­sters head to Bris­bane for their first camp ex­pe­ri­ence

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Cham­pion at state

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to Braithen S who trav­elled to Cairns to play in the Rugby Union State Cham­pi­onships. Dar­ling Downs were un­de­feated through­out the car­ni­val but un­for­tu­nately lost the Grand Fi­nal 28-21 to Met East. Braithen was se­lected Man of the Match in his first game against Met West.

Braithen also played at the Touch State Ti­tles last week. His Dar­ling Downs team made the fi­nal but lost out to a well drilled Sunny Coast team. Braithen was awarded the coaches award from this car­ni­val.

Two way meet

A TEAM of over 70 ath­letes trav­elled to In­gle­wood to par­tic­i­pate in the an­nual two way meet ath­let­ics car­ni­val against In­gle­wood.

A great day was had by both schools with ath­letes break­ing a num­ber of records through­out the car­ni­val.

Record break­ers from Texas: Braithen S – Long Jump, shot put and high jump; Skye T – Javelin.

Age Cham­pi­ons: 9 years: Nate S and Poppy C; 10 years: Leah S; 11 years: Braithen S; 12 years: Bri­die B and Joe I; 13 years: Mi­keely S; 14 years: Shantelle C; 15 years: Emma C.

Over­all points: High school points: Texas - 308 points In­gle­wood – 377 points; Pri­mary points:

Texas – 482 points In­gle­wood – 274 points.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Texas who de­feated In­gle­wood 790 points to 651.

Year three camp

RE­CENTLY 19 ex­tremely ex­cited year three stu­dents trav­elled to Bris­bane for their first school camp.

Stu­dents ex­plored the South­bank area and vis­ited the Queens­land Art Gallery be­fore they headed to the Gallery of Mod­ern Art (GOMA) to com­plete some phys­i­cal and in­ter­ac­tive artis­tic tasks.

The af­ter­noon saw them ea­gerly head over to the Lego Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre where they com­pleted two very dif­fer­ent work­shops. The first work­shop saw them build and the code a space rover ma­chine.

Dur­ing the sec­ond work­shop, stu­dents worked in small groups to cre­ate a story and used Lego to build char­ac­ters and set­tings for their story be­fore us­ing soft­ware to cre­ate a comic strip.

The stu­dents en­joyed their night away from home and the food and ac­tiv­i­ties at the Brook­field camp­site were a hit.

First stop on day two was a walk through Queen Street Mall and across the Vic­to­ria Bridge to the Queens­land Mu­seum.

Stu­dents mar­velled at crea­tures big and small and learnt a great deal about our pre­his­toric past be­fore en­gag­ing in a talk about Bil­bies.

Fi­nal visit of the camp was a back­stage tour of the Queens­land Per­form­ing Arts Com­plex (QPAC) where stu­dents were able to go into and learn about the dif­fer­ent the­atres, the green room and a dress­ing room. They learnt about the sound, stages, the or­ches­tra, set­tings and props.

Over­all, many new and ex­cit­ing learn­ings were shared with their peers.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

GET­AWAY: Year 3 Texas stu­dents trav­elled to Bris­bane for their first camp.

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