Each year, Hervey Bay plays host to the annual migration of humpback whales. In order to celebrate their arrival and the beginning of whale-watching season, the community participates in various events that make up the Hervey Bay Whale Festival, including the Whale Parade. Unfortunately, this year’s parade has been postponed due to current COVID lockdowns.
The Urangan State High School Special Education Program have been working tremendously hard this term on their display and were disappointed to have the event postponed. They hope a new date will be scheduled soon. However, we would like to celebrate their efforts and commend their resilience. Well done!
The theme for the parade in 2021 is “Splash,” so students came up with a display that incorporates this theme as well as celebrating the arrival of the whales in our beautiful town. It has been a great chance for our students to learn about marine environments and the animals that live in our local ecosystems. As such, in our display, you will also see many other creatures that can be found in the waters surrounding Hervey Bay.
Article and photo submitted by Urangan State High School