Action-packed year for Biggenden school
AN ACTION-PACKED year at Biggenden State School encompassed the past, the present and the future - from Egypt's ancient 'mummies', to Naidoc Day celebrations and work experience placements.
The school's business manager Kathy Bennett said this week that students had been part of a "busy year” that included "lots of different things and new experiences” under the leadership of principal Beth Everill.
Ms Bennett said the 103 students from prep to Year 10 took part in Book Week celebrations, grandparents' day and sports carnivals.
The school hosted the district primary sports carnival for the 9-12-year-olds while also holding their under 8s carnival which involved fire trucks, ambulances and police cars.
"The police have a mini car that the kids can sit in and pretend to drive, and we had face painting, and they played in gloop,” Mr Bennett said.
High school students this year travelled to the Queensland Museum in Brisbane to see the 'mummy' display, and primary school students recently returned fro a three-day camp to Boyne Island.
"Our Year 10 students have done work experience for five days and they have gone to a variety of different places around Biggenden,” Ms Bennett said.
Ms Bennett said work placements had included jobs at a veterinary surgery, as well as work as a carpenter, mechanic, engineer, vet nurses, and a hospital nurse.
She said Naidoc Day was celebrated in July with a visit from Eidsvold indigenous students who taught the children dance and games.
Planning is well under way already for next year, and Ms Bennett said the focus would remain on the school's goal statement which was to be "big on heart, respect, responsibility and learning while we are striving to excel”.