On the 27th of March, Jodee and Carl from the PBF (Paraplegic Benefit Fund), came to the Year 6 LA9 and LA10 to teach us about how to take care of our spine and what to do if you found someone in danger with spinal injury. Carl told us a very honest story of how he ended up in a wheelchair, and also how his life changed because of the injury.
Jodi told us a very detailed description of the spine and spinal cords and we went outside to practise how to put someone in the recovery position. They will come back to our school again on the 3rd of April for LA11 and LA12. Thanks for coming to Atwell Primary Jodi and Karl!
In this term in STEAM, we made scribble bots! It was very messy, but we made incredible artwork. We also learnt about circuits. The bot included a motor, wire, battery pack and 3 (AAA) batteries which made it move. There was also a popstick which we put in different ways to see what worked the best. We really enjoyed this because it interpreted art, science and maths (STEAM) and we worked as a team.
By Sofia and Raven
On Friday the 15th of March Physiotherapist students from Curtin University came to Atwell Primary School to do a presentation about spinal care and how to relieve your back pain. The Year 6 students worked in teams to do a special workout to practice exercises they could do to keep their spine healthy and strong.
By Jack and Thilina