Not every school has its own airport, but Kialla West Primary does. Two prep classes have created an ‘‘airport’’ within a classroom as part of a project about travelling.By Mcguire College student Emily Burnell
It features a departure lounge, a baggage x-ray and luggage weight checks, a food court and a plane.
Teachers Robyn Howard and Cheryl Press said last Wednesday the children ‘‘flew’’ to Mexico and learned all about Mexican culture.
Students will soon jet off to places, such as Japan and India.
Ms Howard said staff had picked a couple of places to visit that ‘‘the kids mightn’t have known about’’ to broaden their knowledge.
Ms Howard said parents were delighted with the airport at school concept.
Archer Mawson, 6, said he wanted to fly to Africa to ‘‘see the lions and the giraffes’’.
Fellow student, Leila Gilbert, 5, said she wanted to travel to Darwin ‘‘because its hot there’’.
Ms Howard said the students had previously made a snow area and a jungle in their classroom.
She said students contributed ideas for class projects, which enabled them to steer their own learning pathways.
A car was stolen from the Chemist Warehouse carpark in Shepparton on Saturday while the owner was shopping for Christmas presents.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
'Suttonsville', a minitature version of Echuca-Moama made out of gingerbread at Moama's Sutton Bakery, has a growing number of admirers.
Three Goornong Fire Brigade firefighters recently completed a CFA course on safety surrounding urban firefighting and using breathing apparatuses.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
But have opponents given up the fight?
Tocumwal Pre-School students are proudly flying their KITE at the Tocumwal Lions Community Hostel.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Residents urged to renew fruit fly baits to support local orchards.
A Korean company has a proposal with the NSW Government to built a $90 million ethanol plant in Deniliquin.
SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
The hunt is on for a buyer for Benalla and Mansfield Toyota after the business went into receivership last fortnight.
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