Welcome to our marvellous excursion reflection!
We met our pen pals from Korumburra on Tuesday this week. Meeting them was so much fun! We had a ball with our pen pals. They took us on a tour of their school. Their school had a double floor library, a creepy old cottage/classroom and they even have a pony paddock (with no ponies). The oval is called the pony paddock because the kids used to ride their horses to school in the olden days and they were kept on the oval next to the school for the day. Their library building is about 120 years old!They even have a statue of a painted cow!
We also took some photos with them on their netbooks as we went on the tours. They have three basketball courts – one is completely covered with a roof for shade – and some of their classrooms were next to these like at our school. Their school was smaller than ours but it felt larger. Most of the buildings were built out of bricks, which is different to our school but they had a building that looked like our main building (it was half the size). The playgrounds we played in were smaller than ours but had similar equipment to us. Their Year 6 students have special jumpers with their names on them like our Year 6 students have.
Here are some thoughts and reflections on our day:
Josh – At Korumburra Primary I had fun with my pen pal Noah. I played an amazing game of basketball. I saw a haunted classroom there – so scary. And I took some photos with my pen pal Noah.
Sirat – On the way to Korumburra I felt a bit sick. When we made it my pen pal and I went to the playground to play. Then she took photos to prove we visited them. My pen pal’s best friend was my best friend’s pen pal!
Taylor – Korumburra is as cool as the countryside. Regen is funny and kind. We have a few things in common. That’s why I really like her as a friend.
Zaive – On Tuesday the 24th of October my class went on a pen pal excursion to Korumburra. I felt like we were there for one minute because it was super fun!
Youshia – It is fun sending letters to our pen pals. It is great having pen pals.
Omid – I enjoyed playing with my pen pals. I saw a place called the creepy cottage. We had some photos with my pen pal. I played basketball with my pen pal.
Gurnoor – I enjoyed being at Korumburra Primary School. We played on the playground and had a school tour. There was a haunted cottage, classrooms and library.
Elaih – We went to see our pen pals in Korumburra. The bus drive was reeeeaallly long. We had lots of fun there. We played a b’ball game there. Our team won. There was 2 poles connected to the playground. They were used as a slide and something to get down.
Greer – I had fun. It was a great time. I loved it. I saw a lot of horses on the bus.
Emrys – I had lots of fun exploring the school with Aaron because there were lots of cool things I learnt about him. Aaron showed me around the school and we went and had a look at the creepy cottage and the library.
Selena – It was amazing to meet our pen pals face to face. I really enjoyed it. I love having pen pals. Their school is really fun.
Senitha – It was an exiting day with our pen pals. We got to play and look at their places. We liked the library!
Harjas – 3C went to visit our pen pals in Korumburra. I thought the bus trip was very long and I got very tired. When we reached I was very excited to see their school, and I learnt that their school is bigger than ours! We stayed there for 2 hours (2 hours bus, 2 hours school, 2 hours back) and after that we came back on the same bus. On the way there we hit 2 birds.
Ranveer – It was boring in the bus because I didn’t do much in the bus. When we got to Korumburra we had lots of fun. They showed us the school and played tiggy.
Here are just a few pictures from our day. As you can see – we had so much fun we could not stop smiling!
There were a few students who were unable to come with us to Korumburra. They have some thoughts about having pen pals this year:
Aaliyah A: It is very fun to have pen pals because we write to them and video call them! We have pen pals in America and Korumburra. I have pen pals called Jesse and Jorja. Jorja is from Korumburra and Jesse is from Shelledy Elementary School in America. It is FUN having pen pals!
Aaliyah K – It is fun having pen pals because you get to talk to them and send letters to them. It is super fun. Here are some opinions of others: Selena – it’s amazing; Ms Huntly – We get to learn about different people and its fun; Emrys – It’s good.
Our memories and thoughts from our excursion were recorded using sketchnoting. Have a look at our work (this was our very first attempt at sketchnoting as well!):
We also need to say thank you to Complete Property Centre at Highlands Shopping Centre because without them contributing to the cost of our bus we would not have been able to visit Korumburra Primary and have this amazing day! THANK YOU!!!!!
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