Beaudesert State School was a hive of activity this afternoon as the children and their caregivers enjoyed Under-8s Day.
There was a festival atmosphere on campus with the kids taking part in a range of fun and educational activities, including crafts, drawing, face painting, obstacle courses and various mini sports.
A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crew was there showing off its fire engine and offering safety tips, while a number of community organisations such as Mununjali House, the Beaudesert Library and the First 5 Forever Program were also on hand providing information.
Junior school deputy principal Elizabeth Watt said Under-8s Day gives the prep to year two students the chance to celebrate being a child.
“They’re young for such a short amount of time,” she said.
“It’s a great community event – one of the highlights of the year.
“The grandparents, parents and guardians are out in their droves supporting their children which is great to see and everybody is having fun.”
Mrs Watt said Under 8’s Day also allows the school to foster connections with the guardians of students and community groups.
“It just builds partnerships between home and school,” she said.
“The teachers interact with the parents in a more relaxed environment and build relationships.
“It’s also a good day to strengthen our partnerships with local organisations.”