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Years 6 and 7 students visit the high school

year 7 students at transition day

​Seventy-five students visited Longreach State High School for their transition day on Monday, November 24. The historic occasion, which saw Year 6 and Year 7 students visiting, heralds the move of Year 7 students to high school in 2015.

Students had a great day beginning with an Amazing Race around the school. Students used digital technology to scan in QR codes with iPads, which gave them a secret hidden message and directions to the next location.

Later activities in different classrooms included Art, History, Drama, ICT and Science. In the Science lab, students “played with fire” (conducted flame tests using different materials) as well as burning water in the Purple Genii experiment.

Students also “tasted” the joys of working on 'The Big Red Truck', the school’s Trade Training Centre kitchen. Christmas trees and reindeers were the themes of the cupcakes decorated and iced by students when they visited the truck. Students were delighted with the outcome and, despite the 40-degree heat, had lots of fun.

Students from Year 9 and Year 11 helped out during the day with student leaders assigned to each visiting group of Year 6 and 7 students. Year 11 Kitchen Operations students worked with the visitors on the truck and other students worked with them in classrooms.

The chaplain’s group supplied afternoon tea and the kids enjoyed it in the new Year 7 area where afternoon tea was served.