Pop-Up Playgroup gets Goodwood kids involved

Goodwood State School teacher aide Tina Last with Pop-Up Playgroup participants Ishka Stopford, Emma-Lea Treadwell, Willow Thorpe and Thea Robertshaw.

A Pop-Up Playgroup visited Goodwood State School for the first time today, helping children and their families come together to learn and play.

Goodwood State School hosted the Isis Child and Family Support Service event today with a range of fun and colourful activities planned for children from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Isis Child and Family Support Service is funded through the Department of Education, Early Childhood and Community Engagement with a focus on early intervention.

The Service's Early Years and Family Worker Leanne Fuller said it was the first time the event had been hosted at the school.

“Every week on Tuesdays and Fridays we run playgroups in Childers,” she said.

The pop-up playgroups are bringing these events further away from the town centre and to families who may not usually get the opportunity to attend.”

What is Pop-Up Playgroup?

Leanne said Pop-Up Playgroup was focused on activities for children aged from 0 to 5 years of age.

“We do painting, lots of craft, and today we have blocks and dinosaurs,” she said.

“All of it is early childhood development based so we make a point of the learning that is happening during the play that children are involved in.”

Goodwood State School acting principal Frank Nastasi said the Pop-Up Playgroup event brought with it many opportunities for parents and children alike.

“It's something that we haven't had in the past so it is really exciting,” he said.

“This is a great opportunity for people out this way to get involved and check out our school.”

Goodwood State School

Mr Nastasi said Goodwood State School took pride in its small community and currently had 35 students enrolled.

“We have two classes of prep to Year 2 and a Year 3 to Year 6 class,” he said.

“We are a lovely little country school.

“It's just a really nice place to come each day. We have lovely families who are really involved with our school.”