Year 6 Visits Canberra
As part of their learning about Australia's history in their unit, Australia as a Nation, Year 6 students went on an excursion to Canberra last Thursday and Friday. There was great excitement as students bid their parents farewell in the early hours of Thursday morning. According to all accounts, the children had a wonderful time, learning many things as they visited places such as Old and New Parliament House, the War Memorial, the Australian Electoral Commission, the Australian Institute of Sport and Questacon.
Below are recounts of part of this excursion from two of our Year 6 children:
My Canberra Highlight was the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) because I enjoyed the fun activities, competing against classmates and walking around the facilities. We went to see the Australian Volleyroos training, the scholarship swimmers, gymnasts of all ages and the massive gym area. I learnt about the training it takes to be an AIS athlete and enjoyed learning about Australian History in Olympics and Paralympics. (by Isabella)
One of my Canberra highlights was the AEC (Australian Electoral Commission). At the AEC I got to find out how my parents and people over the age of 18 vote for new member. I had the great privilege of being one of the volunteers that hand out the voting forms. I even got to feel how it felt to vote. It is a pretty hard because you are choosing someone to pretty much take care of you and your things. It was so much fun there and I would definitely like to visit again. (by Ellie)
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