Our Prep students started their investigations about weather by discussing what they knew about daily and seasonal changes around them in their environment. They discussed how the weather can affect daily life in decisions about what to wear and what they would experience outdoors. Donning their lab coats and heading outside, the students recorded their experiences and drawing what they saw, felt and heard. In Term 2 students created outdoor objects for the school environment and wind chimes were designed from various materials to further understand the weather around them.
Thanks to Murray Rhodes and Timboon Motors who shared this Facebook post celebrating Milky's new look!
"Our master spray-painter and his apprentices were more than happy to put the finishing touches on this masterpiece! Well done to the Timboon P12 School Year 3/4 students on creating this spectacular show piece! We look forward to continuing this collaboration in the future" Thanks also to Martin's Timber and Hardware who supplied the paints for our Picasso Cow and especially to Christine Carter who re-tinted the sample pots that were donated to the school for this project which resulted in Milky's gorgeous coat. She looks brilliant!
Our Year 9/10 Business elective students dodged showers today and visited The Corner Store Timboon where they learnt about the deli enterprise from owner, Emma Pope. Emma outlined her vision for the Store and how she isolated gaps in local foodie businesses based on what she had tried herself, or had researched in social media trends and magazines like the Gourmet Traveler. That point of difference was also important in purchasing produce for the store whether it be Jane Dough bread or glassware for gifts. She explained that there is no formula for retail in a rural regions but that she sourced seasonal vegetables and used this in cyclical soups, salads or curries as well as the other deli goods. Emma described the role of social media in promoting The Corner Store as it is not on a major thoroughfare and the importance of exposure in groups or marketing like Great Ocean Road (GOR) Tourism and the RACV magazine. Whilst running your own business can be hard work and stressful at times, Emma indicated that she really enjoys it and appreciates contributing to the Timboon experience for locals and tourists. Thank you for your candor and insights for our budding business people Emma!