THE BIG BUMPER BOOK OF BOREDOM BUSTERS!
We wanted to get creative and have some fun on the last week of Term 3, so everyone in YYLC created their own procedure that included a goal, equipment/materials, and steps to follow.
There were a wide range of procedures created: cooking, science experiments, art and crafts, sports skills, and more.
We compiled all of the procedures together to form 'THE BIG BUMPER BOOK OF BOREDOM BUSTERS'.
On the Wednesday the 23rd of June the grade 5/6 students boarded a bus and headed off to Alexandra Adventure Resort, and what an amazing adventure it was…
It was exciting to arrive at camp, explore and become familiar with the facilities and to also meet the friendly, helpful camp crew.
The weather smiled on us and we got to participate in a plethora of outdoor activities including the giant swing, the high ropes, create stacking, archery, rock climbing and the flying fox just to name a few.
Thanks Alexandra Adventure Resort we were challenged by the activities and left exhausted but with so many happy memories.
“On the 23rd of June the adventure started for the grade 5/6s. The food was delicious. You could see all of Alexandra Adventure Resort from the top of the giant swing. The high ropes were 18m high. It was so cool and I wish we could go again.”- By Matilda
On Wednesday the 5th of May YYLC had an incredible day of learning and exploring at Healesville Sanctuary.
Our grade 4 students investigated the features, life cycles and habitats of our unique native animals and learnt how to become a hero to help wildlife.
The 5/6 students explored animals adaptations and were introduced to the adorable Mountain Pygmy Possum as they investigated how they can help to care for endangered species.
All students engaged in Wurundjeri history and culture through their connection to wildlife. We listened to the Dreamtime story of Bunjil, told by Wurundjeri Elder Murrundindi at the beginning of the Spirits of the Skies show before watching the birds of prey appear before us- Wow! What an experience!
A big thank you to Peta and Liam, our Healesville Sanctuary Educators for sharing with us their knowledge of animals, adaptations and conservation. Also to Susie and Veronica for coming along and sharing this experience.
Inspired by the conservation of endangered species at Healesville Sanctuary, we will continue to share ideas, actions and spread stories of hope.
In YYLC, the students made a wreath to be taken to an ANZAC Day service held at Laurimar Primary School. The Student Leaders Osman, Nishita, Abhinav and Amelia attended the ANZAC Day service at Laurimar Primary School (LPS). On ANZAC Day, our Sports Captain Thomas laid a wreath on behalf of MPPS at the Laurimar PS Dawn Service. ANZAC Day memorials are an important way for our community to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of those who served and continue to serve our nation.
Today the Year 4s participated in “The Water Watchers” Program. The program conducted by Yarra Valley Water representatives taught us: