Last Friday, Mr Barry (Amy Barry’s father) came in to speak with the Year 5s about his incredible work in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Using primary sources of information about current units of inquiry (for Year 5 it is Natural Resources May Be Transferred and Transformed) is a highly effective way to gain knowledge and consolidate learning and Friday was proof of this.
Mr Barry is an engineer and currently the President of Exxon Mobile in PNG and spoke everything oil to Year 5P and Year 5H. One of the highlights was a timelapse video of the making of an oil rig - it was incredible to see how they are made and then floated out 3km to their destination. Mr Barry was so informative and was able to answer so many questions from the inquirers in the classroom.
On behalf of Year 5, we would like to say a very big thank you to Mr Barry. We know you are a very busy man and we really appreciate you taking the time to come and speak with us.
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