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From Parliament To Dreamworld Unforgettable Adventures For Middlemount Students

Last year, as the school term came to a close, the Grade 5/6 students from Middlemount Community School embarked on an educational journey to the Queensland Parliament, creating lasting memories that they would cherish for years to come.

The students were accompanied by the Member for Burdekin, Dale Last, who took the time to catch up with them during their visit. Mr. Last expressed his enthusiasm for the day, stating, "No doubt the children left with plenty of stories to share with their families when they got home." His presence added a personal touch to the excursion, making the experience even more special for the young learners.

The day began with an enriching walk through the Botanic Gardens and Planetarium, providing the students with an opportunity to explore and learn about the diverse plant life and astronomical wonders. However, the highlight of the excursion was the visit to Parliament House, where the students were granted a rare opportunity to step inside the chamber and even sit in the actual seats of parliament.

Rod Flood, a teacher at Middlemount Community School, extended his appreciation to Mr. Last, saying, "Thank you, Dale, for making this such a special experience for our students! They didn’t want to leave." The visit undoubtedly left a lasting impression on the young minds, offering them a glimpse into the world of politics and governance.

In addition to their parliamentary adventure, another highlight of the students' end-of-term activities was a day spent at Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast.

Middlemount Community School students captivated by the inner workings of Queensland Parliament, as well as a day of thrills at Dreamworld, making their end-of-term adventure truly unforgettable. Photo credit: Middlemount Community School

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