Strathmerton Primary School celebrated Education Week (May 20-25) with two special events.
On the Tuesday, the school held open classrooms int he morning so parents, family and friends could visit the school and see the students at work during the literacy block.
On the Wednesday, a family night took place with students, family and friends invited to come to school and to work in classroom teams to make musical instruments out of recyclable materials.
Principal Geoff Weppner said the activities on the Wednesday were based on a central theme the students had been studying.
‘‘During this term, the school has been studying the theme of sustainability, with the focus on the recycling and re-using of unwanted materials, so this evening was a great way to showcase this theme,’’ Mr Weppner said.
‘‘It was great to see students, mums and dads, grandparents and teachers combine to create shakers, lagerphones and xylophones out of a variety of junk materials and then join together to make very loud music which was a bit of fun.’’