Published on 5 May 2014
University of the Sunshine Coast preservice teachers are helping Nambour children have fun while topping up their literacy learning after school.
USC Education students have joined The Smith Family volunteers in hosting The Tuesday Fun Club at Nambour State School Hall every Tuesday this term from 2.40pm to 4pm.
Resourced by the View Club, the program provides homework support, literacy games and activities, and healthy afternoon teas for children in a supportive out-of-school environment. The “fun learning” theme this term is Space.
USC Senior Lecturer Dr Anne Drabble said the preservice teachers valued the opportunity to engage with the children in a relaxed manner.
“The activities they have prepared and implemented also extend their own teaching strategies which will be beneficial when they enter classrooms in a few weeks for their practicums,” Dr Drabble said.
— Julie Schomberg