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HISTORY NEWS - Canberra Tour in 2016

12/12/2015

In 2016 the Social Science faculty is planning a school tour to Canberra. This particular tour will be especially tailored to suit the interests and curriculum of junior school students. This will occur in last week of Term 2.

In 2015, a junior History club has been formed and is proving popular with students who have a love of history. During the last holiday break I personally went to Canberra to view each of the sites to be visited on the proposed itinerary. I particularly didn’t want a trip where students are presented with a ‘talk fest’ at each of the sites. The trip has a balance of interests catered for, and some that are just going to be for fun. This is a unique opportunity for our junior students, as trips such as this have not been on offer before.

A reputable school tour company has provided a quote for a 5 day visit that is inclusive of bus travel around Canberra; all meals; entry costs to sites and particular educational programs. The travel around Canberra; all meals; entry costs to sites and particular educational programs. The total cost is priced at $1,100 (including insurance). The trip is taking place at the end of Semester 1.

DAY 1

  • Visit to the National museum of Australia (Treasure hunt activity with a prize)
  • Visit Old Parliament House, with I hour interactive activity, with a role play drama in actual House of Representatives.

DAY 2

Australian War Memorial – I hour program run by history experts at the museum, where students will handle artefacts; clothing ; and an interactive zone that includes recreated war trenches; the inside of a submarine and helicopters.

  • Our own school wreath laying ceremony
  • Individual time to explore other sections that include the Hall of Valour; aircraft hall; sound and light shows
  • Lunch and morning tea delivered to us on site
  • Stop at main shopping centre for ice skating in a small but supervised outdoor rink at Civic centre  

DAY 3

  • Tour of New Parliament house ,  led by Mr. Laming MP for Bowman ( if available )
  • Questacon Centre. This leading science centre offers over 200 hands on experiences with something to interest everyone.
  • After lunch, it is off to the Institute of Sport for a tour and museum visit. The museum holds some unique sports memorabilia
  • An unusual special treat with a night time visit to a new exhibit and theme park “Dinosaur Museum ‘. Special lighting and interactives will make the exhibits come to life.

DAY 4

  • Bus journey up to Kosciusko National Park and then onto Perisher
  • Rest of the day with Snow Play

DAY  5

  • Tour evaluation and reflection session
  • Air flight back home

If you are interested in having your child attend this tour please email back to me, Ms L Tibbles (ltibb1@eq.edu.au), an expression of interest.

By the beginning of November an invoice will be generated for those interested.