It may not have been Education Week as we know it, but the 2021 edition still had plenty to get excited about. Forbes, like other schools across the region, celebrated the week in a number of ways as children and staff enjoyed the special occasion.
Forbes Public School commemorated the importance of learning and education via a COVID safe range of activities including the popular book fair and the dress up parade for Book Week. From all reports the costumes were fantastic and inventive from Crayons to the Queen of Hearts, Batman, Luigi, Harley Quinn and more.
At Forbes North, students also focused on fun learning activities from creating joint presentations on Quokkas to problem solving and mathematics games.
Education Week is an annual celebration of NSW public education and the achievements of our schools, students and education system.
This year Education Week was held from Monday 26th to Fri-day 30th July, 2021 celebrating the theme ‘Lifelong Learners’. This year’s theme celebrates education as a lifelong journey from before a child enters an early childhood setting, progressing to primary and secondary school, and continuing their learning journey into adulthood; learning a trade, entering tertiary education, or the workforce.
Education Week is one of the many ways the NSW Dept. of Education support and assist from the very first days in childcare and bridging courses to post-school pathways. The education system is preparing young people to be agile thinkers and lifelong learners. “Learning can look different for individual students and our system is equipped to provide learning support for all of our students”, the NSW Dept. of Education website says.
“Learning often takes place beyond the classroom and we should celebrate all types of learning that occurs at all levels across our education system”. For more on Education Week 2021 go to – www.education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/education-week