Grade 2 excursion - Sovereign Hill

On Wednesday 20th April, grade two students visited Sovereign Hill as part of our inquiry into the central statement “Advances in technology can change our daily lives”.

Students participated in an education session, focusing on appliances that have changed over time. They were able to view, hold and use a variety of lights, irons and buckets as well as trying out butter churners, wash boards and cleaning items. 

Throughout the day students went gold panning (some more successful than others!), saw a gold smelting presentation, tried 9 pin bowling and made candles. We watched the Red Coat Soldiers march down Main Street firing their muskets and visited trade and craft stores. No visit to Sovereign Hill was complete until we visited the lolly shop with the hardest decision of the day deciding between raspberry drops, humbugs and lollypops!

Grade two students were able to make authentic and meaningful connections with their learning and they will continue to investigate this big idea throughout the term. Students will also take part in history lessons in the old school house to compliment their classroom learning.

We would like to thank all of our wonderful parent volunteers who helped make the day such a success.