Australia Day is celebrated each year and this year was celebrated on Friday 26th January 2018. Over the last week the children in after school club have been celebrating Australia Day by creating all sorts of arts and crafts relating to the ‘Land Down Under’ (Australia or Oz as some people call it!)
A little history…….. On Australia Day they celebrate as a nation what is great about Australia and what it is to be Australian. It’s the day to reflect on what they have achieved and what they can be proud of.
Australia Day, 26 January, is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788.
The children had lots of fun making and re-creating the Australian Flag and making crafty pictures of Sydney Opera House using paper plates, paints and their imaginations.
Another famous item from Australia is the boomerang. We made lots of them using cardboard and paint sticks and then they were decorated in all sorts of patterns and designs…..They were very colourful…….BUT we didn’t throw them around in the hub to see if they came back to us, just in case Linda got in the way!
Some cuddly Koala bears also made an appearance in after school club as we used a mask template to cut around and then decorated them with tissue paper in lots of colours.