MAKING IT HAPPEN: Nichols Point student Makenzie.

NICHOLS POINT Primary School students have taken the virtual path to achieve literacy goals this term.

Teacher Jodee Clancy said her 26 Year 5 and 6 students had just submitted their 90-second videos for the Parliament Prize where students talk on issues that matter to them.

“They have written their speeches and recorded the videos on topics including carp in the Murray River, the Great Barrier Reed and rubbish,” she said.

Jodee said students had concerns about class projects with the introduction of remote learning late in term one and again in term three.

They were encouraged in the project with videos from Member for Mildura Ali Cupper and Mildura deputy mayor Min Poole.

“Our students were also set to participate in Lit Circles when Remote Learning 2.0 began. Instead of cancelling this valuable literacy program, students have been able to still participate via online video calls involving five students and a parent leader for each group,” Jodee said.

“Lit Circles is a part of our literacy program where students read half a book at a time while completing a specific role.

“They then meet as a group and share their role and discuss important aspects of the book.

“This activity allows students to critically analyse good literature, discussing important events, passages, vocabulary, themes and questions about their book.

“We have found ways to make everything happen,” she said.