Big Hill Primary School students have enjoyed a “let’s go fly a kite” event as part of the Bendigo Advertiser’s Newspapers In Education program.
NIE regional manager Liz Zelencich recently visited the school as part of a day celebrating sole sponsor, IGA supermarkets’ support for the program.
Ms Zelencich worked with 70 students from years 4, 5 and 6 to build kites from dowel, string, tape and newspaper.
“Building the kites from scratch was a real challenge but it was also a very industrious session, and the children enjoyed the hands on experience of creating a kite,’’ she said.
“For some, it was their first attempt at constructing a kite. The results were spectacular.”
Big Hill Primary School teacher Peter Nash said the kite session was “fantastic”.
“I should have warned the students not to put too much paint on their kite paper but, another lesson learnt!
“Anyway, it didn’t detract from the fun and achievement of actually completing their kite.”
Mr Nash said the school appreciated the efforts put in to the program by its sponsors.
Bendigo Advertiser circulation and promotions manager Damian Keogh said the support of IGA made the NIE program possible.
“IGA are the sole sponsor of NIE and it is entirely due to their sponsorship that we can provide the schools and the children with this program free of charge,’’ he said.
“The NIE program is used by schools and teachers use as a valuable classroom resource for their teaching and learning programs.’’