Year 9 Nanango State High School students Declan Balackburn and Harmony Pink sat the NAPLAN test today.
Year 9 Nanango State High School students Declan Balackburn and Harmony Pink sat the NAPLAN test today. Claudia Williams

One NAPLAN test down, two to go

HUNDREDS of students across the South Burnett sat the first day of NAPLAN testing this morning.

Nanango High School Year 9 students Harmony Pink and Declan Blackburn were among those who sat the language conventions and writing tasks this morning.

The pair felt well prepared for the test having completed persuasive and narrative writing tasks like those in NAPLAN for their assessment earlier this year.

"It was good, so we know what we are expecting,” Declan said.

Harmony felt most prepared for a persuasive writing task, which was what was required of the students this morning.

"We have done a few practices under pressure with 40 minutes to write and that was really helpful,” Harmony said.

While Harmony admits she feels the pressure during tests she feels well prepared and understands taking part is for her benefit.

"I stress about it a lot but I think it is really good to get the results back and see how you are doing and so then you can't ask for help on different things,” she said.

The students will next take part in a reading task, and Declan and Harmony are looking forward to testing their maths knowledge during the numeracy task on Wednesday, the final day of NAPLAN.