Joondalup Primary School students play in the name of WA


Clockwise from top left: Madison Belsham at the Western Australia-themed games day at Joondalup Primary School; Tess Rielly; Thalia Meyers; Lola Mooney; Holly Ryan.
Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d455280
Thalia Meyers.
Joondalup Primary School students play in the name of WA
Joondalup Primary School students play in the name of WA
Joondalup Primary School students play in the name of WA
Joondalup Primary School students play in the name of WA
Joondalup Primary School students play in the name of WA
Clockwise from top left: Madison Belsham at the Western Australia-themed games day at Joondalup Primary School; Tess Rielly; Thalia Meyers; Lola Mooney; Holly Ryan. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d455280 Thalia Meyers.

SCHOOL grounds became old-school playgrounds last week as students participated in a WA-themed games day.

Joondalup Primary School students dressed up to suit the theme on June 8 and participated in traditional or olden day games such as knuckle bones as well as games played by Nyoongar children such as Wana.

Teacher and event organiser Stacey Young said the school held a WA Day event in different formats the last four years.

“We chose a games day as it provides our students with the great opportunity to experience the games played by WA children in most playgrounds many years ago,” she said.

“We will also be playing a selection of olden day music, popular Australian songs and of course the Eagles and Dockers club songs.”

Mrs Young said she ran a WA Day colouring-in competition for junior students and a quiz for older children in the fortnight before the June 8 event.

“The teachers have been engaging their classrooms’ in activities about the meaning of WA Day, our states history and the acknowledgement of the traditional owners of the land,” she said.

Students from Joondalup Education Support Centre participated in the games with their buddy primary school classes.