BUSY BEES: Boyne Island State School Prep students Xanthe Keeping and Jai Kingi helped their class to make a mock Water Park and Trampoline Centre for Boyne Island.
BUSY BEES: Boyne Island State School Prep students Xanthe Keeping and Jai Kingi helped their class to make a mock Water Park and Trampoline Centre for Boyne Island. Paul Braven

Boyne Island Preps design for future

BOYNE Island State School Prep students could be the next generation of architects.

At the start of the term, one of the prep classes was challenged to create a solution to the question 'what new facilities does Boyne Island need?'

The task was part of their problem based learning module which develops children's literacy, numeracy, communication, social skills, creativity and technology skills.

Students worked individually and in teams to create what they believed was most needed in Boyne: a waterpark and tramopoline centre.

A plan was drawn first and then the materials were selected.

Xanthe Keeping, 5, said there would be lots of cool things for kids to do at the water park.

"You can have a pool, water slide, bucket, grass, playground, picnic table and a volcano sprayer," she said.

"The volcano sprayer is like a shower."

She said there they used lots of craft to make the models.

"We used crete paper, sand, paddle pop sticks, cardboard and bubble wrap," she said.

At the trampoline centre, there are five large trampolines, a carpark, rainbow gate, tables and a shop.

Jai Kingi said he knew what he would sell at the shop.

"The food we want to sell is iceblocks, chicken nuggets, frozen coke, bread and pizza," he said.

The models are on display at the Boyne Island Library until June 25.



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