The excitement was palpable as K-2 students and teachers, as well as Years 9 and 10 drama boarded the bus at 8:00 Tuesday morning to head off to Dubbo.
We were going to the theatre to see the stage production of “The Gruffalo’s Child”. We were not disappointed. The students and staff were entertained by three amazing performers, who took on a number of acting roles, as well as flawlessly moving the sets throughout the production. The hour of entertainment flew by, with children in fits of laughter, smiling broadly or eagerly waiting to see what would happen next. The production┬áinvolved lots of singing, dancing and even audience participation.

When the performance was over, we all enjoyed a lovely picnic and play in Victoria Park for morning tea. The next part of the excursion was a bit of a surprise for the students, who were very excited when we arrived at the Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens. We took the time to stroll through the beautiful Shoyoen (Japanese) gardens, stopping to watch the koi swim in the pond.

After lunch under the shade of some beautiful trees, the students were excited to spend time playing in the amazing adventure playground. One of the big draw cards was a huge log that the children climbed on.

We arrived back at school at 3:00pm with some very happy and tired students, having had a very enjoyable excursion. We can’t wait until the next one.