Buderim students learn from award-winning author
Buderim Mountain State School students have welcomed local children's book author, Aleesah Darlison, into their school for Book Week.
The award-winning author hosted workshops with students from Prep to Year 6, encouraging children to create and draw characters based on her latest series, League of Llamas.
Library manager June Wensley said Aleesah got the children excited about reading and writing.
"She teaches them how to use their imagination and demonstrates that writing can become more than a hobby," June said.
"Her visit links perfectly to our English curriculum, and all the children enjoy the experience."
In prior Book Weeks, Buderim Mountain State School has hosted Peter Carnavas and other local children's authors.
Principal Neil Jenkins said the school always looked for opportunities to deliver curriculum content in engaging and creative ways.
"By connecting with authors from the community, we believe the children have an enhanced learning experience, and our community ties are strengthened," he said.
More than 80 Buderim students recently participated in the University of New South Wales ICAS assessment, in science, digital technologies, english, maths and spelling.
Participation was voluntary and allowed students to compete with other children from more than 20 countries.
Similarly, the school has entered nine enthusiastic teams into the 2020 Optiminds tournament across social science, language and literature, and science and engineering.
The results of both competitions are yet to be finalised.