GETAWAY: Year 3 Texas students travelled to Brisbane for their first camp.
GETAWAY: Year 3 Texas students travelled to Brisbane for their first camp. Contributed

Youngsters head to Brisbane for their first camp experience

Champion at state

CONGRATULATIONS to Braithen S who travelled to Cairns to play in the Rugby Union State Championships. Darling Downs were undefeated throughout the carnival but unfortunately lost the Grand Final 28-21 to Met East. Braithen was selected Man of the Match in his first game against Met West.

Braithen also played at the Touch State Titles last week. His Darling Downs team made the final but lost out to a well drilled Sunny Coast team. Braithen was awarded the coaches award from this carnival.

Two way meet

A TEAM of over 70 athletes travelled to Inglewood to participate in the annual two way meet athletics carnival against Inglewood.

A great day was had by both schools with athletes breaking a number of records throughout the carnival.

Record breakers from Texas: Braithen S - Long Jump, shot put and high jump; Skye T - Javelin.

Age Champions: 9 years: Nate S and Poppy C; 10 years: Leah S; 11 years: Braithen S; 12 years: Bridie B and Joe I; 13 years: Mikeely S; 14 years: Shantelle C; 15 years: Emma C.

Overall points: High school points: Texas - 308 points Inglewood - 377 points; Primary points: Texas - 482 points Inglewood - 274 points.

Congratulations to Texas who defeated Inglewood 790 points to 651.

Year three camp

RECENTLY 19 extremely excited year three students travelled to Brisbane for their first school camp.

Students explored the Southbank area and visited the Queensland Art Gallery before they headed to the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) to complete some physical and interactive artistic tasks.

The afternoon saw them eagerly head over to the Lego Education Centre where they completed two very different workshops. The first workshop saw them build and the code a space rover machine.

During the second workshop, students worked in small groups to create a story and used Lego to build characters and settings for their story before using software to create a comic strip.

The students enjoyed their night away from home and the food and activities at the Brookfield campsite were a hit.

First stop on day two was a walk through Queen Street Mall and across the Victoria Bridge to the Queensland Museum.

Students marvelled at creatures big and small and learnt a great deal about our prehistoric past before engaging in a talk about Bilbies.

Final visit of the camp was a backstage tour of the Queensland Performing Arts Complex (QPAC) where students were able to go into and learn about the different theatres, the green room and a dressing room. They learnt about the sound, stages, the orchestra, settings and props.

Overall, many new and exciting learnings were shared with their peers.

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