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Trinity News : April 2008
32 TRINITY NEWS With Mr Rawson’s help the Year One and Year Two boys at the Preparatory School are being encouraged to play a wide variety of games at playtime in the Somerset Gardens. The boys wait eagerly for Mr Rawson to arrive on the play area at recess and lunchtimes with exciting ideas and sometimes sports equipment such as hoops and skipping ropes, for the boys to try out. We’ve discovered skills we didn’t know they had! Watching the boys ‘having a go’ at new activities and creating their own innovative games has been very heartening. So often electronic computer games seem to take up a lot of valuable developmental playtime. As a result children can ?nd it dif?cult to invent games of their own. We’re giving the boys the opportunity to use playtime at school to develop important social skills and improve their ?tness, in a relatively structured, active environment. | Anni Sandwell Fun at play in Somerset Gardens Andreas Pappas (2S) l to r: Andrew Huhao (2O), Martin Song (2A), Nicholas Bor (2A) and Jeremiah Diskoros (2S) 1T 1N The boys of 1N loved learning about two- dimensional shapes. They used geoboards and manipulated elastic bands into various shapes. The boys enjoyed creating regular and irregular shapes, houses and butter?ies… some designs were even symmetrical! | Alexandra Norrie circle: Mark Agyagasi (1N) and Lachlan Ly (1N) square: Christopher Radd (1N) hexagon: Robbie Tosich (1N) 1T were set the challenge of designing and making a protective box for an egg to withstand a one-metre drop. We were overjoyed by our results! | David Tait top: Joshua Kolesnikoff and Joshua Lee below: Danny Lee, Sozo Filladites and Taylor Miller