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DINO CLUB

I would like to introduce Dino Club to all parents as a much sought after lunch time program! Dino Club was the idea of a lovely community member, Ali Calvey, who graciously asked if she could share her love of all things dinosaur with Grafton Public School. I came on board to commence this 2 years ago and it has grown in popularity immensely since then.  The children have learned so much about Australian dinosaurs, as well as palaeontology.

Ali has been an integral part of the digs in Winton, Queensland. These digs inspired the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum, magazines and website. Ali has paid for our membership every year, which we are very grateful for, as this gives us many educational opportunities through the magazines to learn more about Australian Dinosaurs.  Many types of Dinosaurs, endemic to Australia, have been unearthed there and we are so lucky to see and experience many of these findings.

Dino Club is not just for year 2 students and is voluntarily attended by the students. We have all classes involved and, if teachers request, we arrange visits and lessons based on discovering more about our Australian dinosaurs and palaeontology. At present we have year 2 students attending. Dino Club is so popular this year that the coveted membership in Dino Club has had to be determined by drawing names out of a hat. We will run another year 2 Dino Club in Term 3 as most of our program is geared towards the year 2 age group.

Thank you to year 6 students who have had so much fun this term helping me, as Ali has been unable to attend, due to illness, so we wish her all the best for a speedy recovery! If you would like more information contact me at the school!

Amanda Sullivan (Year 2 Teacher, Grafton Public School)

 

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