On Thursday 25th March our seniors will be attending an interactive Gold Rush excursion. This excursion will link in with the Gold Rush unit that the students are currently working on in HASS. Susan Smith and Amelia Edwards will be transporting the students to and from the excursion in Beenleigh. As this excursion is in Beenleigh students will need to be dropped off at school by 8am and picked up in the afternoon at 3.30pm.
The day will include role-plays, tent making, observation and mapping activities, all combined to engross your child in the life of a simulated New South Wales gold field township of 1854.
Set in thick bushland, the thriving tented township is personalised each day for the participating children. Businesses are active, licences are bought, and gold is sought and exchanged.
Your child should have:
- Water bottle, morning tea and lunch. There is no tuckshop available at the excursion site
- Hat, sunscreen, and fully enclosed shoes suitable for bush walking
- A 20-cent coin
- Insect repellent - the excursion takes place in a bush setting. Mosquitos, ticks etc. may be
- Raincoat/jumper/jacket - the excursion will continue to run in light rain. Please make sure
that your child is prepared for a day outdoors
- Please inform asthma sufferers that, during periods of dry weather, our site can get dusty.
To maximise the enjoyment of the day, we recommend that children and adults dress in
appropriate costume for life on the goldfields in the 1850's. When choosing a costume please
prioritise comfort - clothing should be suitable for an active day outside. Don't stress, as it is all for
fun. Definitely no hire costumes as the children often get quite dirty on the day.