GIS marks Australia Day with boomerangs and barbies

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Year 6 students at Garden International School (GIS) had the chance to learn more about the land of barbies and boomerangs by conducting a wealth of Australian-themed activities.

As part of their connected learning unit on Australia, students rotated between a variety of activities, including playing Aussie Rules football (a child-friendly version with our local expert – Mr Garth), making lamington cakes, creating Aborigine-inspired art and boomerang making.

Aussie rules football at GIS!
Aussie rules football at GIS!

There was a taster session in the secondary Design Technology lab, where Mr Man helped students use cool new tools to cut, file and sand the boomerangs. For lunch, in true Australian style, there was a ‘barbie’ where some barbecue experts cooked up burgers for a Year 6 picnic.

Thank you to all the teachers who helped make this day amazing for Year 6.

Students enjoyed a barbie to celebrate Australia Day.
Students enjoyed a barbie to celebrate Australia Day.
Concentrating hard, students made their own boomerangs.
Concentrating hard, students made their own boomerangs.
Using the DT lab, students perfected their boomerangs on Australia Day.
Using the DT lab, students perfected their boomerangs on Australia Day.