Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Q150





Here in Queensland,Australia we are celebrating our states 150th birthday. And to celebrate,our school had a old fashion get together at Ormiston House


Although it was raining,we still enjoyed watching the children play old fashion games and indulged in Devonshire Tea.


The children didn't seem to mind, the more mud the better


I would have loved to taken more photo's of inside,but it isn't allowed:( The rooms are set up so beautifully. Did manage to sneak this one in of the nursery.


Historic Ormiston House was the home of Australian sugar industry pioneer, Captain Louis Hope. It is regarded as one of the finest examples of colonial architecture in Queensland. The House dates back to 1862, has spacious grounds and gardens, and expansive views overlooking Moreton Bay. Ormiston House has been meticulously restored and furnished with authentic period pieces.


The Carmelite nuns bought the property in 1959, but didn't have the heart to rip it down, so they settled with neighbouring property to build the nunnery


Games and activities today included French knitting






Tug-o-war





Quill writing






hopscotch


yo-yo's,marbles,kite making and of course a tour of the House
Little Holly Hobbie's(that's the nunnery in the background)



We finished the day off with each grade from prep to 3 doing a dance, then a massive cake.

1 comment:

Beach Vintage said...

How fun this all looks. The photo's show that the kids had a ball.

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