Under 8s Day overjoys students
GAYNDAH State School held its Under 8s Day today to celebrate children exploring language and culture.
Inviting St Joseph's and the local daycares to join in on the fun, the Gayndah students partook in a myriad of activities including art, dancing, playing in the animal nursery and games.
"It's a celebration of our younger children and it's a great time when we can combine with St Joseph's and the daycare so all the children can play together,” Gayndah State School teacher Deb Ulcoq said.
Mrs Ulcoq said it was important for children to socialise, explore and have fun together.
"It's a great get-together of little people and little people know how to have fun,” she said.
Old McDonald Farm Animals, Kowboy Kaos jumping castles, IWC, Gaurdian Pharmacy, community health workers and emergency service personnel came along to give the children some hands-on education and fun.
"We're really appreciative that people from the community recognise the importance and volunteered their time to come and help put on a great day,” Mrs Ulcoq said.
"The ambulance, fire brigade and police were down on the bottom oval letting the children hop into their vehicles and teach them about their roles.”
The fun started at 9am after the school also hosted an event for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.
"A big highlight was our cleaners donated a beautiful cake that we cut up and shared amongst our students,” Mrs Ulcoq said.
"I've collected all the donations from that and we'll send them off to the Cancer Council,” she said.
Mrs Ulcoq said, with both events on, that it was a huge day of learning and excitement but all the students, teachers and parents had a lovely time.
"Under 8s Day is great because it strengthens the relationship between the two primary schools and brings our whole community together,” Mrs Ulcoq said.
"Not only the little people, but the big people too.”