Published on: 20 July 2016

A happy group of Kindergarten and Year 3 boys spent a day in the life of a Christ Church boy this week with Launchpad, a program offering future Pre-Primary and Year 4 students a firsthand look at a typical day when they start next year.

They embraced Art, Science, Music, Sport, languages and Drama activities, along with the the opportunity to get to know each other in a fun environment.

Music Teacher Mrs Stephanie Balfour had the boys singing a rousing rendition of Down by the Bay with delight from everyone as they created original verses with rhyme. ‘Did you ever see a bear combing his hair or a lizard who pretended to be a wizard,’ had the boys laughing as they sang at the tops of their voices.

Racing around the oval in the winter sun, the boys bonded with their new friends, kicking balls, playing in the cricket nets and climbing on the playground.

“I am trying to wear myself out,” said one Year 3 boy bending it like Beckham with a soccer ball.

“Launchpad is a fun way of introducing the boys to our school and what they can expect when they join the Christ Church community,” said Maria Hodges, Deputy Head of the Preparatory School.

“The boys had a ball getting to know each other and seeing the School they are ‘launching’ their way into. They left Christ Church in great spirits, saying they had the best school day ever and bursting with stories of their experience.”