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5000 children turn out for Romp in the Park

Published:05 June 2019

CQUniversity’s Education students coordinated the hugely successful children’s event Romp in the Park in Rockhampton.

CQUniversity’s Education students have once again coordinated the hugely successful children’s event Romp in the Park in Rockhampton.

The event, aimed at entertaining and educating young children, attracted over 5000 children and their carers for a day of arts and craft, educational fun, singing and dancing, physical play, plus much more.

Over 40 CQUni students were involved in organising the day, including first year student volunteers, third year Bachelor of Education students involved in curriculum art as part of the course, plus final year Early Childhood students.

CQUni’s Senior Lecturer in Education, Dr Gillian Busch, said the day was filled with highlights.

“There was an extensive range of services and education facilities showcasing their offerings to young families, plus a large entertainment program including performances from different cultural groups,” Dr Busch said.

“We also had great support from our sponsors and volunteers including local high schools and colleges, the Child and Family Centre, and the Rockhampton Regional Council who provided such a fantastic venue in the Botanical Gardens.

“The biggest highlights were seeing the joy on the faces of the young children engaging in the activities presented on the day and the way in which CQUni’s Education students engaged with the children and families.”