Port Pirie Connection Day: A Successful and Fun-filled Event

On the 5th of July, Open Access College held a Connection Day for students in the Port Pirie area. It marked the first time in a long while, and we are delighted to announce that, in our completely biased opinion, it turned out to be an incredibly successful day.

Five lovely students participated in the event, and we received interest from a few others who, unfortunately, couldn't attend on the day. The attendees had the opportunity to learn a valuable skill - folding a strip of paper into a pentagon. With persistence and determination, these pentagons were eventually transformed into Lucky Stars, filling up a jar for each student.

During the event, we also took the time to read heartwarming words of encouragement and support from our teaching staff, who couldn't join us in person but continued their essential work at Marden.

As the day progressed, the students bonded over a mutual dislike for pentagons and shared the many positives and perks of being an OAC student. One of the highlights was the Calming Jars, which turned out to be a huge hit. The combination of water beads and fairy lights created an incredibly mesmerising display.

To add some excitement to the day, students took aim at Tahlia using marshmallow cannons. They tested their aim, preparing for the true challenge - Ann's Big Blue Mug. After several design attempts and misfires, Phoebe and Sarah emerged as the successful pair, successfully getting the stubborn marshmallow into the mug - Congratulations to them!

We sincerely hope that the students involved had as much fun as we did and that they made some lasting connections with other OAC students in the area. We extend a massive thank you to Mic Bradshaw for finding the perfect venue and to the Port Pirie Education Office for lending us their beautiful space for the day. Without their support, this event wouldn't have been possible.

Let's look forward to more such events and opportunities to bring our OAC community closer together in the future. Thank you all for making the day memorable!

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Last updated: 26 July 2023