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A busy day at the Book Fair and making robots


Again this year Amiens State School has been delighted to attend the Stanthorpe State High School Book Fair.  It is always a great day of education and entertainment and students were very keen to engage with the full-day’s program.

First of all, students were welcomed by Ian McIntosh, the well-known author of “The Little Kangaroo” and “The Cranky Bear”.  Our younger students were hoping that Mr McIntosh would read to them about this all-Aussie animal character, a little kangaroo who doesn’t think she can do anything however, and thanks to the help of a wise old emu, she comes to discover that she was born for a purpose.  They all appreciated his session which set the bar high for the day.

Amiens students particularly enjoyed the STEM rotation.   Here our students learnt how to program a simple robot to follow a path.  In their classroom, the younger students have been reading and studying fables and were delighted to make the robots perform the race out of the familiar fable, “The Hare and the Tortoise”.  Even the younger students were able to make their robots move down the “race track” successfully.

The Readers’ Theatre was exciting and interesting too.  Our students formed into small groups with students from other schools and had to prepare to perform a play.  They were provided with a script to read from and costumes to dress up in as well as props.  The students’ ability to improvise in acting was tested and they stepped up to the challenge with their performances.

Students then moved on to the reading area to spend time reading stories in a relaxed atmosphere.  They also had time to access the Book Fair to check out the books and other items available.

Many thanks to Stanthorpe State High School students and staff for another great Book Fair!