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Education Week 2016 May 15-21
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ON Thursday, May 19 Woodside Prima-
ry School will host The Biggest Morning
Community members and families are in-
vited to the school at 11am. Bronwyn Lynch has
organised a scrumptious morning tea and some
raffles with all money raised to go towards Can-
This will be followed on the Friday with a
Pens Down Day at the school. During the morn-
ing, the children and staff will not be able to use
pens or a keyboard. The day will consist of games
and oral activities.
While this is always lots of fun the children
will be improving their speaking and listening
skills. Children will participate in drama sessions,
board games and speech making. Parents and
community members are most welcome to drop
in for a look around or join in activities with the
children. The school is open for inspection all
Long and short: Frank Cupples measures
himself up against basketball coach Marcus
Cope who is running basketball sessions at
the Woodside Primary school each Friday
over the next few weeks as part of the Hoop
Having a ball: Woodside Primary School
students Lili Aho and Harvey McKean are
having a ball at Woodside Primary School.
The grade three and four students are cur-
rently involved in the hoop time program
with Marcus Cope from Sale travelling to the
school each Friday to conduct the lesson.
MOUNTAIN biking, canoeing, bush-
walking, orienteering and even a friend-
ly game of table tennis kept Yarram Sec-
ondary College Year 9 students occupied
at camp recently.
The students spent last Tuesday to Thursday at
Lake Glenmaggie, near Heyfield.
Paris Gillespie said even after “stacking” seven
times, mountain biking was her favourite part of the
“C amp was great, I had a lot of new experiences and
tried some things I had never done before,” she said.
“Even after stacking seven times on the moun-
tain bikes, every time I got back on and kept going.
It was a really different experience, I wasn’t expect-
ing it to be how it was.”
Isabel Fyffe said the camp had a good vibe to it
which was different to the usual dynamic of Year 9
at the school.
“I got close with people I wouldn’t normally
hang out with and it was good to see the teachers
in a different environment away from the school,”
“I did a lot of new things I never thought I would
and I learnt a lot about the teachers and other stu-
dents as well.”
Isabel said another part of the camp that stood out for
her was the students having to cook for themselves.
Bronsen Maxwell loved everything about the
camp, from the mountain bike riding to the talent
“At one stage we played volleyball for two hours
straight. No one noticed until dinner time,” he said.
“A lot of the activities were really fun and in-
volved everyone. There was no opportunity to be
Bronsen said mountain biking proved a bigger
challenge than he was expecting, while canoeing
also took a while to get the hang of.
“Even cooking our own food was good, because
we got some choice over what we wanted to eat. And
I coped for three days without my phone,” he said.
“The camp was a really supportive environment.
During the talent show I was really nervous about
getting up there, but a few other students came over
as backup singers and had a good time.
“I had never sung in public before then.”
Group bonds over camp
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