Warwick East students Lyessa Utz, Tyson Smith, Harrison Hagenlocher, (back) Christian Hope, William McKay and Blake Latham kick off Education Week.
Warwick East students Lyessa Utz, Tyson Smith, Harrison Hagenlocher, (back) Christian Hope, William McKay and Blake Latham kick off Education Week. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Warwick East students embrace Education Week

SENIOR Warwick East students got a chance to test-drive life as a teacher yesterday, as the school kicked off its Education Week celebrations.

The Year 6 and 7 students buddied up with their younger peers for a morning of books and activities.

The older students chose a book that would be the inspiration for a group activity.

Year 7 student Declan Coy said special consideration was give as to which story his group would read.

"We chose the book Football Crazy because it shows that you should give up on something you like doing," he said.

Year 7 teacher Michael Sullivan said the older students embraced the task of preparing their morning with their younger counterparts.

"The kids have really enjoyed designing the activities and having the chance to be the teacher," he said.

"We did a similar thing last year and it was really successful and we had lots of requests from the kids to do it again," he said.

Mr Sullivan said the entire celebratory week was about showcasing state schools.

"It really is just about highlighting the great things that happen in public schools," he said.

"The staff do a great job, they really strive to give the kids the best opportunities and state schools are great schools."

Education Week activities will continue today, with East students heading to the Town Hall to watch the Warwick High School musical.

Wednesday is set to be an exciting day also, with child safety advocates Bruce and Denise Morcombe visiting the school.

Principal Warren Elder said the school community was buzzing with excitement about their special guests, who will speak about safety.



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