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
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.
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
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!