The HoL team
Hands on Learning
HoL (Hands on Learning) has kicked off again this year. HoL is an innovative onsite education program made up of four fundamental elements that build a platform for young people to grow in confidence, engage, and achieve at school. The four pillars of HoL are a place to belong, people to belong to, real things to do and a chance to give back.
We have welcomed seven new students to our team this year, ranging in age from Years 7 to 10. The team started with some simple projects last week to test their tool skills. They are looking forward to the opportunity to give back by building some tables for Prep, planting the gardens to harvest and cook and creating some fun things to sell at our first HoL stall.
If you have unwanted items such as tools, timber pallets, hardware, timber, paint, plants, soil, or mulch that you would like to donate, we would greatly appreciate it.
Fun Focus – Lego Creations!
Lego Creations with Mrs Thorn is one of the exciting activities available to students to enjoy during lunchtime. You definitely won’t hear ‘I’m bored!’ in the playground while students are busy letting their imaginations run wild with their fantastic creations.
‘Lego Creations appeals to students of all ages – from Prep to Year 10, and there are many benefits from playing with Lego, including improved coordination, fine motor skills, problem solving, patience and teamwork when playing with others. Students can choose a Lego kit if they like, but most want to make their own creative constructions,’ shared Mrs Thorn.
Student Will said ‘I love Lego because I can build whatever I want. There are wings, wheels, people, even Lego money to build with. It’s the best!’