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Two schools join for English fun

By NATALIE PEUTnataliep@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org

THE perfect program ... where students can learn while also having fun.

These were the thoughts of Year 8 Toolooa State High School students and Year 3 all-boys class at Gladstone South State School.

Toolooa State High School Year 8 student Jes- sica Jeffery said the fun and excitement of the pro- gram put a whole new pro- spective to learning.

'We are the extended English class, and as part of our classes we have the chance to write a story and allow the Year 3 students to read it to us,' she said.

'We are helping them learn from our experience in primary school, while also allowing us to have fun in our English classes.'

Gladstone South State School Year 3 student Mi- guel Amies thinks the classes are 'pretty good'.

'This week they told us twisted fairy tales through plays,' Miguel said.

Toolooa State High School Year 8 English teacher Jason Doyle said the students could see that there was a point to all the theory that they had learnt in class and it gave them a chance to demonstrate what they knew in front of someone other then their classroom teacher.

'I hope the visits will help bridge the gap be- tween primary and second- ary schooling, allowing students to make a seam- less transition from one school to the next,' Mr Doyle said.

'It also gives Year 8 stu- dents the change to become positive role models for the students.'



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