Year 7 students at Staines Memorial College recently took part in a ‘Great Archaeological Dig’ activity – and they certainly made some “sweet” discoveries.
As part of their latest archaeology project, the class trekked to the school’s long-jump pit.
The makeshift dig site was perfect for the occasion.
According to Mr Jeremy Williams, head of communications and marketing, the students were thrilled to participate in such a fun, hands-on activity.
“While no ancient artefacts were found, the students did find a number of interesting items, including toys, a paddle-pop stick, and a packet of lollies,” Mr Williams said.
The dig is one of many creative approaches the school takes to engage children with their learning.
It also helps them stay physically active.
In fact, outdoor learning is a breeze at Staines Memorial College, given its wealth of natural open space.
The school is girt by grassy fields and borders natural parks and untouched woodland.
From sand to slime
And as if that weren’t enough, even more fun is just around the corner for Staines students.
On Friday, March 31 – the last day of Term 1 – the school is hosting a ‘Slime Spectacular’ Obstacle Course fun day to raise money for its sports program.
That includes soccer goals, equipment for GBC Sport (Greater Brisbane Conference), and even a new mascot.
And students will have extra motivation to raise as much money as possible for the cause.
“If we can hit our goal of $20,000 or more, we get to slime the principal, Mr. Makin!” a representative from the college said.
Staines Memorial College is a non-denominational Christian College located in Redbank Plains, Ipswich.
It offers a Christian school culture and educational experience for students from kindergarten through to Year 12.
For all enquiries, visit the website at www.staines.qld.edu.au or call 3814 8600.
Read our previous coverage of Staines.