College hosts 'taster lessons'
Brisbane Water Secondary College Umina campus hosted "taster lessons" for primary school students on Thursday, February 23.
Nearly 80 students experienced high school maths, English, technology and woodwork and "had a fantastic day", said Umina campus teacher Ms Sheree Gilchrist.
"In maths, students were taught about fractions and angles by constructing moving three-dimensional shapes using coloured paper and elements of origami as well as mathematical concepts.
"In English, students worked in groups to analyse poetry through images and music.
"Featuring Man from Snowy River read by Jack Thompson, students also discussed and compiled a storyboard and gained a better understanding and appreciation of poetry as an art form.
"Up-and-coming tech-heads used three different computer programs (including Prezi, Cooltext, and Publisher) to create their own product advertising campaign.
"Mrs Martin was impressed with the computer skills of students," said Ms Gilchrist.
"Mr Charles also bravely opened up the wood work rooms and allowed students to use wood working tools and machinery to create a decorative door stop.
"Students were able to take home their projects.
"The weather was beautiful and during the lunch break, students enjoyed a sausage sizzle while they chatted with new friends and our peer mentors," said Ms Gilchrist.
All received a certificate for participating in the day.
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