The Rainforest School enchants visitors at its first Spring Fair

Ochre Budd (L) and Indikah Budd (R) wearing their beautiful Flower Garlands

Locals and visitors flocked to The Rainforest School’s inaugural, and highly successful, Spring Fair on Saturday, September 18. A steady flow of visitors throughout the day, saw around 300 people enjoy a very pleasant day filled with community spirit. 


A wide range of extremely popular activities were available for young and old alike and included a Dream Catcher Workshop, a campfire to cook your damper or marshmallows on a stick, a Crystal Dig, a Macrame Workshop, a Dance Workshop, Face Painting, Palm Leaf Weaving, Archery, cuddle a guinea pig and/or a baby chicken, and a Fire Truck; all accompanied by live music. 


All the stalls were beautifully decorated with palm leaves and flowers. Market stalls run by talented parents included Macrame by Wilderness of Love Co., Jewellery by Breath & Essence, Essential Oils by Young Living, Cuban Arts and Crafts by Taino, and a stall of fresh coconuts, grapefruit, pomelos, red paw paws and avocados. A wide range of food and drinks was also on offer.


Community stalls included the Cassowary Coast Native Bee Association, Boomerang Bags Mission Beach, and The Rainforest School Community Bulk Order Service.

The Spring Fair had a Bee Theme. The students shared their knowledge about bees through interactive information panels (created by them). They also designed and built Bee Hotels, as well as Pollinator Puppets.

The Rainforest School hosted and organised this inaugural event without sponsors or donors, but many parents of their students volunteered their time. The school would like to thank all their dedicated staff and committed parents, the Cassowary Coast Native Bee Association, and Mission Beach Boomerang Bags. They also thank the Fire Brigade for paying them a visit with their Fire Truck. 


The purpose of hosting a Spring Fair was to invite and connect with the community and the school certainly succeeded in achieving this aim. The funds raised will be put towards their dream of purchasing their own property in the future.


The Rainforest School is a government accredited independent primary school offering Prep – Year 6 and located at Dundee Park, in the beautiful hinterlands of Mission Beach. The school is small by design. The school follows the Australian National Curriculum and delivers an educational program that uses a balanced range of explicit, hands-on, and real-life learning.


The atmosphere is homely, with consideration given to beauty, simplicity, and the use of natural materials, in a well-prepared classroom. The school encourages intrinsic motivation so that their learners can reach their full potential.


For more information about The Rainforest School, please visit their website www.trs.qld.edu.au

Or their social media pages: www.facebook.com/therainforestschoolmb and www.instagram.com/therainforestschool

Alternatively, please telephone: 0437 553 852 or email: admin@trs.qld.edu.au

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