Stage 3 Year 5-6
On this special in-depth excursion with our Aboriginal Gumaraa Rangers, students will learn about traditional Aboriginal customs while exploring the beautiful Australian bushland which holds important meaning for Aboriginal Australians. They’ll discuss and identify the special relationships Aboriginal people have with their land, while exploring the importance of the ancestral territory on which they stand.
Among the cute and cuddly native Australian animals at Symbio Wildlife Park, your students will be able to learn about the world’s oldest surviving culture in the most vibrant setting! In a day jam-packed with up-close encounters to a variety of different animals your students will learn the significance and connection of native Australian animals to Aboriginal people. The Gumaraa Rangers will help your students explore the connection Aborginal people have with their land, and the history and traditions of their culture. Throughout the day students will observe traditional Aboriginal tools, weapons and artefacts, and participate in discussions about art, music and dance. A day full of close encounters they’re bound to never forget!
Walk in the footsteps and learn the tales of real colonial settlers as your students dive deep into the secret laneways, buildings and historical sites of The Rocks, Sydney. On this exciting, hands-on and even gruesome excursion, your students will experience life as a convict for a day in the authentic setting where colonial Australia began. Beginning with breathtaking views of Circular Quay, students will be in costume and in character as they actively participate in this unforgettable interactive learning experience. Students will learn about the lives of real people in Australia's colonial past, discover how Australian society changed throughout the twentieth century and examine the everyday life of a variety of men and women in post-1800 colonial settlements. Jam packed with extensive history, fun facts, games and even ghost stories, this memorable excursion delivers a fresh new way to deliver Australia’s history which will have your students eagerly interacting, participating and excitedly hanging off every word!