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Australian Day at Beverley School

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Pupils at Beverley School celebrated Australia Day by taking part in a range of thematic lessons this week.


They had fun testing out their Aussie accents on words such as ‘avro, barbie, ripper and fair dinkum’.


As the morning progressed, they discovered amazing facts about the world’s largest island, which has incredible structures like the Monolith and Ayres Rock. 


Pupils were fascinated to learn that the Great Barrier Reef is the largest living ‘thing’ on the planet and that there are more animals on land and in the sea around Australia; that can kill you than anywhere else in the world. The list includes ten of the world’s most poisonous snakes and the Blue ringed Octopus.


We all enjoyed a lunch of typical Aussie tucker such as Lamington’s Cake and Vegemite, however the best was yet to come…


As previously seen on TV’s ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’, the Bush Tucker Trial came to Beverley School.   Pupils were presented with a plate of delicacies including dried crickets, mealworms and grub chocolate. Surprisingly most of them agreed to sample the tasty morsels.  However they met with mixed responses and only a brave few were keen to go back for a second helping.


Everyone agreed it was a fantastic day and some great thematic learning took place.


We all look forward to our next adventure.