See below for photo gallery. Photos by Keer Moriarty
There was plenty to smile about at Woodhill State School’s Well Being day on 11 October.
The school opened its gates to community groups and local businesses to show the students what is in their community.
Hailey Mayes said the day is all about bringing the community together.
“It is a day to showcase to our school community what our local community has to offer,” she said.
“We have businesses, charities … Wongaburra Men’s Shed has been coming for about four years. They make tool boxes, they flat pack the tool boxes and try to make sure they have enough that every student can make one.”
Emergency services and Beaudesert State High School were also on site, with Constable Ethan Sorby of the Police Education Unit running games for the students.
The students had the opportunity to put on a police vest, weighing approximately eight kilograms and then run a course with the vest on.
“This vest has weights in it to mimic what we would normally be carrying ourselves,” said Constable Sorby.
“The children can see how important it is for police officers to be fit, because we have to be able to run and carry that kind of weight.”
Beaudesert State High School brought lambs, goats and calves from their Agricultural Department, which were very popular with the students.
Local business Elevated Excitement brought their balloon dome for the event, which was a great attraction for the students – the transparent dome is filled with air and then filled with balloons – a combination similar to a ball pit.
The High School’s musical ensemble, Songbirds, finished off the day with a concert for all the students to enjoy.
“We are very appreciative to everyone who has supported the day,” said Hailey.
“It has really connected our students with their community.”