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Staines kids ‘dig’ day in the sand

Daniel Bouwmeester    March 7, 2023    2 min read   

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.

Students digging deep to learn about the archaeological process. All images: Staines Memorial College.

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.

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Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.