Gunnedah's primary schools, preschools and child care centres have had a big week, with many celebrating Science Week, enjoying athletics carnivals, and much more.
Mary Ranken Child Care Centre
Staff and students at Mary Ranken Child Care Centre have raised vital funds for numerous charities this week.
They dressed up in jeans for the Jeans for Genes Day, wore red noses for Red Nose Day, and put on their beanies for Mark Hughes Beanie for Brain Cancer Week.
Gunnedah Baptist Preschool
Gunnedah Baptist Preschool staff and kids had fun during Science Week. The educators conducted experiments while the children were asked to try and figure out what would happen and why.
They watched volcanoes made out of sugar and bi-carb soda grow, tea bags fly, and balloons race.
Young Jake Grace even got the chance to balance on a table supported by four balloons.
Carinya Christian School
Carinya's students had plenty of fun during Science Week, taking part in lots of activities on Monday for STEM Day.
The theme was Destination Moon, and students took part in activities such as coding, measuring and modelling the lunar module, making spacesuits and using them on the green screen, designing shock absorption systems, and measuring and calculating scale and timelines.
A lunar module even visited the school and landed in the hall.
The school also held its Athletics Carnival at Donnelly Playing Fields recently, where students participated in both track and field events.
Younger students enjoyed novelty events like sack races, three-legged races, and parachutes. Seniors helped the little ones with some of these events, which made the day much more enjoyable for all.
Gunnedah Little Athletics lent the equipment to the school, and parents and friends came along to cheer on the students.
Gunnedah Public School
Gunnedah Public School students also had a great time competing at their annual athletics carnival.
A little rain at the beginning of the day didn't stop the action, and it turned out to be a mostly nice day before the wind increased later on.
Students tried out sports like high jump, shot put, and relay races. They also enjoyed completing an obstacle course and throwing frisbees and quoits.
Peel house took the crown with 253 points, and many students were also commended for their efforts with awards for the highest achievers.