Have you very watched the Amazing Race on television?
Well we had our very own amazing race as an Easter activity here at school!!
Students worked in teams of 4 and had to complete challenging activities to receive a clue.
The five activities were
- Easter Bunny Dress Up
- Holy Week Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge
- Palm Sunday Dramatization
- Egg and Spoon Obstacle Course
- Pull the Egg out of the Sticky Goo
Once the teams had all five clues they assembled the words to create an Easter message, “Alleluia, Jesus is Risen, Alleluia. ”
After this they took a key and tried to open the prize box.
When the key failed to fit the lock the team ran back to the key table and tried another.
And what is in the prize box?
Easter eggs of course!
The SRC enjoyed organizing this special event.
What are your thoughts about The Great Easter Key Hunt?
Which activity was the best and why did you like it?
Recently the Mayor for our Community attended our SRC meeting. He told us that it is important to have a go at leadership opportunities especially at a young age as this helps develop the skills and confidence to become even better leaders in the future.
The Mayor explained that you can learn how to become a leader and grow into the position by being involved. He emphasized this by telling us that when he first had to give public speeches he would write out the whole speech word for word. Over time and with practice he learnt how to use cue cards with the main points when giving talks. Now he speaks naturally and with confidence without cue cards at major events.
The students asked the Mayor many questions about leadership and his role on the Council. Did you know that the Mayor acts as the chair person at the council meetings? At our SRC meetings students take turns at chairing the meeting. The chair person introduces the topics for discussion and helps the meeting to run smoothly.
It is important for students at our school to have a voice and make contributions to decision making in our school and community. The Mayor was impressed with what the students knew about their local community and they shared their thoughts and ideas about what could be improved.
We would like to thank the Mayor for coming to our school and we look forward to our continued involvement in our local community.