Year 6 Canberra Camp

Year 6 Girls recently visited Canberra where they had the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.  The activities and programs that they undertook helped them to learn about Civics in a very enjoyable and interactive way. Highlights were the Australian War Memorial where girls placed a poppy beside the name of a loved one or another soldier they had researched. They felt very touched by the whole scene there. Parliament House, especially in question time was very entertaining! Other places they visited were the National Museum, National Capital Exhibition, Questacon, The Royal Mint and the Botanic Gardens, where by chance they got to meet The Governor General.

A bus tour of the embassies and Yarralumla and Lake Burley Griffin was enjoyed on the way to the airport. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the National Capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding for each student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion. Please enjoy the reflective writing written by Jade which was completed upon returning from Canberra. It certainly was an informative and enjoyable week. Canberra was looking particularly beautiful with all the autumn foliage and we had beautiful clear, sunny days.

by Kathy Agius, Girls’ Year 6 Teacher

CANBERRA

Canberra was where we stayed for Year 6 camp.

A highlight on the first day was The Electoral Education Centre.

Next day came around and we went to the Mint and War Memorial.

But day three was even better we went to Parliament House!

Everyone in the class laughed or was shocked at how rude everyone was at Question Time.

Reginald William Goldsmith was the Man I researched and put a poppy on.

Reginald William Goldsmith wasn’t the only man I researched I also researched Edward Marshall.

A lot of brave men fought in the war and my Great Grandpas were only two of them.

Jade Marshall

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