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P-2 Amaroo excursion

17/05/2013
Look at my clay animal

On Monday, 13th May, the Prep-3 students went on an excursion to the Amaroo Environmental Education Centre.  After an early start to the day the children were absolutely bubbling with excitement at what the day would bring. There were even some whispers about clay animals, but we’d have to wait and see!  We jumped on the bus and were on our way. We survived the long bus-trip and met our teachers for the day, Mrs Green and Mr Carmody. The students listened very carefully to the rules for the day.

Finally, the activities started! The first activity was a camouflage activity with Mrs Green.  We were told that there were 21 creatures and insects hidden in an area of bush and that we were to try and locate them. The students  were very observant and spotted a lot more than Miss Gibney and Mrs Brain!

 After morning tea the students went on a bush walk where we spotted some hidden artefacts including a wallaby skull. Next, we learnt about some native Australian animals. Finally it was time to get our hands dirty and make our very own clay animal! Later, we examined the skulls of a few more animals and learnt about food chains. After a very busy day, we headed back to school. Everyone was very tired and some even fell asleep!

Overall, the day was a great success. The students did a wonderful job representing Grantham State School and the Amaroo staff commented on how well-behaved the students were. We were also very fortunate to have some wonderful parents accompany us on the trip.