Bargara State School is hosting a unique Under Eights Week event celebrating this year’s theme “PLAY – You, me and our communities”.
The school invites all children under eight and their parents, within or outside the Bargara State School community, to explore and participate in fun and educational activities on Thursday 10 August from 9 am to noon.
Bargara State School Under 8’s co-ordinator, Maggie Theobald said play was an important part of a child’s development and the event highlighted just that.
“Research has shown a strong link between creative play and physical, cognitive, language and social development,” she said.
“This year we have a variety of physical, sensory, technology, arts and craft and calming activities on offer to cater for the diverse strengths and likes of children.”
Activities on the day include obstacle courses, bubble blowing, cricket, football drills, lifeguard beach games, face painting, coloured hair spray and messy play.
There will also be crown-making, necklace making and stencils, nature and loose part play, First Nation craft, robotics, yoga, musical instruments, dress ups, home corner, sand art, recyclable craft and more.
The SES, local fire services, police and ambulance will be in attendance, allowing children to dress up in their uniforms and explore the inside of the emergency vehicles.
“Children will be encouraged to choose their own adventure and explore the variety of activities at their own pace throughout the morning,” Maggie said.
“This event not only promotes play through community integration, but it also gives community members and families the opportunity to come along and see Bargara State School and meet some of our wonderful staff and see students in action.”