As a part of our introduction to The Cotton Industry we asked the children in Year two
"Where does cotton come from?"
Total number of students in Year 2 at Gwynneville Public School = 45
The responses that we recieved included the following
1. From an animal 24/ 45
2. From a plant 17/45
3. From the sky 2/45
4. Don't know 2/45
So therfore 38% of the students knew that cotton came from a plant while, 62 % of the student thought that cotton came from either an animal, the sky or had no idea.
The children were also asked about "What we can make from cotton ?"
The following were some of their responses
Most of the children knew that cotton was used to make their clothing.
Our 2016 Archie Team is a group of 33 students and 2 teachers. We are 6E and we are from Gwynneville Public School.
Our school is situated under the Illawarra escarpment, nestled between the mountains and the sea. Our school has students from all around the world. This is quite unique in our local area. Just in our class alone we have students from approximately 33 countries.
Something that we like about our school and that we think will help us with our journey and completing our Archie is that we are accepting of others, their ideas and opinions.
Recently The Dragons visited our school to promote their School Diary. I thought it would be fun to dress up and get my photo taken.
Do you like my red and white gear ?
Go the Dragons?
One of the lessons that we did with our children in Kindergarten and Year One was look at the machinery that was used on a farm. The tractor was the one that the children were most familiar with.
The lesson was a directed art lesson where the children cut out coloured shapes to make a tractor.
Well, here I am undercover at Gwynneville Public School. One of the schools who will be participating in the 2016 Archibull Prize. From my research I have seen that Gwynneville have been a part of The Archibull Prize for the past three years. Th location of the school is situated between the mountains and the sea, nestled under the Illawarra escarpment.
The school itself is quite small, but the grounds are large with lots of grass to graze on. Before I introduce myself to the school community, I will be going undercover to discover a little more about the school and the students.
The following gallery shows what I was able to see on arrival at my new grazing ground.
I think I will be really happy here, the staff and students all look so happy and friendly. I can't wait to meet them all and begin our journey together.