History brought to life at Deniliquin's St Michael's School.By Cass Savellis
Deniliquin St Michael’s School has embraced the interactive learning method this week.
Students in Years three and four came to school dressed as a ‘significant person’ of their choice as part of the exercise on Wednesday.
The school hall was filled with historical figures including Albert Einstein, Edmund Barton and Ned Kelly along, with royal figures and sportspeople.
Each student had to research 10 interesting facts about their chosen person.
The day doubled as a fundraiser as classmates could ask questions about each persona for a 20c fee.
The activity was organised by casual teacher Suellen Sexton who said the students enjoyed learning about the significant people each had chosen.
‘‘The students had to find out unusual facts about their person and did a great job,’’ she said.
‘‘They discovered Albert Einstein never wore socks, Edmund Barton started the Commonwealth Public Service and Mother Teresa asked for the money from her Nobel Peace Prize to be donated to Kolkata (Calcutta), which was enough to feed 15,000 people.’’
The money raised will be used towards the school’s Mini Vinnies group, a junior version of the St Vincent de Paul Society.
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