Alicia Tanner and Trai Muddle.
Alicia Tanner and Trai Muddle.

Fun in the sun for Under Eights

LOCAL schoolchildren were wide-eyed and full of life yesterday as they celebrated the simple joy of being young and under eight.

Prep pupil Skye Wilson was overwhelmed with excitement as she participated in activities at Warwick East State School (WESS) yesterday as a part of Under Eights’ Week festivities.

“Face painting was my favourite thing... I am having a fun day,” Skye said.

Coordinator Imelda Bacon said WESS Prep to Year 3 teachers valued this week and wanted to celebrate the qualities of children under eight years old.

The teachers organised a number of rotational activities that appealed to young children yesterday including dance, bubble blowing, kite making, sand play and more.

“These activities give the children the opportunity to express feelings, thoughts and individual perspectives in a supportive and familiar environment,” Mrs Bacon said.

“The day is about having fun and celebrating the diversity of young children and acknowledging that young children live and learn through doing and experiencing.”

Year 7 pupils played a role in the day by acting as role models and taking the children through all the activities well supported by a team of teachers.



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