The Most Fantastic, Funniest Camp Ever
By Tima Korin, Year 4 Student
I loved all the activities at the Year 4 camp but my favourites were rock climbing and canoeing. Lake Ainsworth was such a beautiful, brilliant place.
Kylie Russell, Year 2 Teacher
On Tuesday 8 March, Year 2 headed off to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The excursion was part of our current Inquiry into ‘How The World Works’.
During the visit, students inquired into how living things grow and change, explored educational information in a fun and interactive way and observed living things in a variety of habitats.
The children got ‘up close’ during an educational presentation with a Blue Tongue Lizard, Stick Insect and Green Tree Frog. Some brave children demonstrated the ‘Risk-Taker’ attribute of the Learner Profile when they were invited to touch the Blue Tongue Lizard. Ros the Ranger gave an informative talk on living things and how they grow and change. Did you know these amazing life cycle discoveries?
Throughout the day, the Year 2 students encountered and participated in a number interactive activities. These included educational games, a free flight bird show and a visit to the animal hospital where we:
After lunch it was off to the kangaroo enclosure to observe an example of how living things grow and change. As students explored the kangaroo enclosure, they were lucky enough to see 3 stages of the life cycle; a young joey in mother’s pouch, young independent joey and the adult stage of Red Kangaroos.
To end the day, we had time to explore the park and its many animals, visit the Crocodile enclosure, watch the feeding of Cassowaries, hear the call of Dingoes, view snakes and marvel at how living things grow and change!
Summed up by one of the Year 2 students, “I had the best day ever at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. I felt interested because I was wondering a lot!”
Let’s hope the Year 2 students apply the same curiosity to our classroom ‘living things that ARE growing and changing’.« Back to IndexNext article in this edition »