A is for Achievement

On Thursday 15th June Kew Primary School celebrated C.A.R.E. Day. We focused on A for Achievement.

We sat in the gym and listened to Don Elgin our guest speaker. He spoke about his achievements and even though he was born with one leg, a heart condition and fingers that were clutched and stuck, he never gave up. As a kid he loved playing footy and riding a motorcycle. Later he became a great athlete and went to many Paralympic Games. He showed his prosthetic leg. One of his greatest achievements was when he learnt to skip when others doubted he could ever do it.

In C.A.R.E. Groups children worked in groups and illustrated posters that had powerful messages. Here are two:

Students were asked what are your proud of? What are some of your achievements?

I am proud of playing soccer. Noah PCC
I am proud of getting four medals in rugby. Dylan 2DP
I am proud of getting into grand finals of basketball 3 times in under 8, 9 & 10 year olds. Penny 34J
I am proud of playing the violin, my drawings, my writing and my singing. Martina 5SM

Later, students watched a video narrated by David Attenborough on the Japanese Puffer Fish. Did you know that this fish works for 24 hours over 7 days to create an intricate sand installation to win his partners heart?

Students took their time and used blue and green textas and pencils to decorate their beautiful mandalas.

Finally in the afternoon all students watched a movie with their class and ate popcorn.

The students in Year 2 watched Racing Stripes. This is a story about an abandoned zebra who grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl, sets out to achieve his dream.

We had a fun day working in our C.A.R.E. groups.

Diamanto Pantazis

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