Brunswick students get creative
Student leaders at Brunswick Junction Primary School have shown resilience and courage in the face of the pandemic.
They have been forced to “think outside the box” and organise alternative activities and events for their peers to enjoy.
Young leader Sebastian Pruiti, 12, said the year had been “very different” to previous years at the school.
“We are altering the way we do things at the school to make sure everyone stays safe,” Sebastian said.
“We could not have our Big Morning Tea gathering, however, we got students to dress up for a gold coin donation and we had Milo instead.”
Another student representative Savannah Scott, 11, said the school opened its new nature playground last week.
“We got together and made some safety rules to make sure we were not crowding the playground,” Savannah said.
She said the students had “staggered play” at different times and there was a limit of how many children could use the playground at once.
Holli Dalton, 11, said student leaders were also adapting to not having assemblies at the school.
“Students would usually receive awards at assemblies, however their parents can no longer come into the school and assemblies have been cancelled,” Holli said.
“To combat this, we have been handing out the awards individually and then a student leader calls the parents with the award recipient to let them know.”
Principal Claire Nicol said it was great to see students turning a “limitation into a possibility”.
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