Earlier this term Year 10 students enrolled in Children, Family and Community hosted an activity day for Comet Bay Primary students. The main objective of this event was to provide a simulated experience for College students interested in the Childcare Industry.
The Year 10’s had organised different activities to run from morning through to mid afternoon starting with a well-rehearsed play called “Red in Wonderland”, a mash-up parody of two classic fables ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. This story was written, rehearsed and beautifully acted out, set on a colourful stage by Bethany, Shenae, Tylah, Katie and Teneesha all of whom where dressed in delightful costumes. Afterwards the students stayed in character and worked with the younger children on a craft activity making Wonderland inspired clocks.
Following this the students conducted a supervised transition into the play area where Jordyn, Hayley and Nikia had the little ones playing a variety of games and races. The obstacles (hoops) were easily overcome by all and a few stand out winners of the egg and spoon race.
The final activity for the day was run by CBC Junior Chefs Chloe, Tegan, Tarlee, Destiny, Erin and Tabatha all of whom assisted the children in making healthy pizzas and fruit kebabs.
The day ended with a heartfelt thanks to the Pre-Primary and Year One students for their contagious energy and enthusiasm. Students were particularly impressed with the young ones commitment to listening to the student monitors and following all instructions.
College students greatly benefited from the hands-on learning experience of engaging in this Childcare simulation and many of them look forward to future opportunities that will further their Childcare career aspirations.
Special thanks to Mr Osborne, Ms Howes, Ms Tagore and all other Home Economics staff for making this day a huge success.
Written by Bethany and Shenae – Year 10 Children, Family and Community Students