Learning expo a chance for Elliston community to view student activities for the year

Elliston families had the opportunity to see what students at Elliston Area School have been up to this year as the school hosted its 2019 learning expo.

The expo was hosted at the Elliston Hall last Tuesday and was a celebration of the learning that has been achieved throughout the term by the school's more than 70 students.

The school's curriculum coordinator Sheri Lapsley said all students were involved in the expo.

"It was a showcase of our school's learning for the term and parents could come and see all the things students have been doing this year," she said.

"Pieces of work were shown from every student, and each class showcased a range of activities they have been doing through the first term.

"In the primary area we have a theme of learning and in my class we were looking at the literature of Storm Boy, so students had their own narrative, art, poem, geography - it was a snapshot of all curriculum areas within a theme."

Ms Lapsley said a good portion of the school community was in attendance and the feedback from visitors on the evening was positive.

"Students were able to have families come along, explain what they have been doing so far this year, how they feel about learning, what they are proud of and what they want to work on," she said.

"The feedback was positive and the families loved coming to a space where there's evidence of work from all students in one big space - and it is a close-knit community, so parents were also looking at other kids' displays too.

"The school has a new program this year with music, so we had classes come up on stage to perform a song to show families and that went on throughout the evening, which was good."

Ms Lapsley said the students would have another chance to display to the community what they have been up to throughout the year at the main school assembly which will be held in term four.