Provoked to write
The Rural Hub Writer’s Big Day Picnic this year attracted 500 students.
Taminmin College students, joined those from Girraween, Howard Springs, Bees Creek, Berry Springs and Humpty Doo primary schools at the Territory Wildlife Park.
Berry Springs Principal Sue Trimble said: “The annual Picnic is the transition to middle school event focusing on literacy.
“For two-hours the students diarised their impressions of many provocations — a series of sight, smell and touch exhibits.
“The demonstrations included animal displays in the Park, music, Indigenous art, plastics recycling, bee keeping, and power and water.
“The aim was to motivate the children to record their experiences of the provocations in words and pictures.
“The students took notes or crafted stories for later expansion in their classrooms.”
Ms Trimble said it was also an opportunity for senior students to discuss the transition to college with the junior attendees.