Men at School
The enrolment at Mudgee Public School swelled to well over 800 on Friday 31st October. The Men At School Day which was held on Friday has been part of the Mudgee Public School calendar since 2007. It is an initiative where students invite the significant men in their life to visit them in the classroom. While not exclusively for men, it is a chance for men to be prominent in the school setting. The men come to visit the students in the classroom and join in with regular classroom activities. This year there were lots of maths and science activities as well as art activities for the men to enjoy.
During the day the whole school and their visitors take the opportunity to read together. While the heat this year proved to be a challenge, there were enough shady trees for all of the students to gather and read together under.
This year, as well as the regular outdoor activities like soccer and chess, students and their visitors enjoyed the opportunity to see a 3D printer in action courtesy of Pete Smith from MHS. In keeping with the 21st century learner theme a product called the Oculus Rift DK2 was on display in the library. Students were able to experience a new world of technology through the use of a virtual reality headset.
Equally as fascinating as the technology was the display of vehicles. From MGs to Toranas to 1927 Buicks there was something of interest for everyone. The cars were side by side with a number of Harleys and a motorbike display from Mudgee Honda Centre. Something for everyone!
The Lunchtime BBQ was prepared by the Mudgee Lion's Club. All proceeds from the BBQ will go to the Lion's Club which is a really great way of MPS giving back to the community.
As always the Men At School day was a huge success. It is a wonderful opportunity for men and students to celebrate learning in the school environment.
This year's Men At School Day saw a variety of men showcasing their talents. We were very fortunate to have a number of musicians entertain the crowd in a music jam session during the lunch break. A huge thank you to Glenn Van Reason, Tony Featherbe, Karl Holleman, Tony Rae, Bob Burns, Vince Meers and our very own Mr Kerr on drums.