Seven local small schools have banded together for a trip to the nation’s capital, with experience, entertainment and education all on the menu.
A bus load of year five and six students, and teachers from Dungowan, Woolomin, Currabubula, Attunga, Duri, Somerton and Tintinhull Schools will board the coach early Monday morning for a five day trip of a lifetime.
Nundle principal Stephen Gadd said that he remembers how exciting his primary school trip to Canberra was as a student, and is looking forward to being able to share that experience on his first trip as a teacher.
“It is really great that our schools can band together and do a trip like this every two years so all students get the opportunity and experience,” he said.
“It is not just about the tours and the places we are going, but it is also really good for the kids to have to share the bus and develop those social relationships as well.”
The group will arrive early on Monday evening and dive straight into it, with a city lights tour, before heading straight to Parliament House on Tuesday morning, followed by a mission up Telstra Tower and a stop at the GEO Science Centre.
On Wednesday it is the Royal Mint, the High Court and the National Museum of Australia, as well as the Museum of Film and Sound before a night time game of laser tag.
On Thursday students will explore both the Australian War Museum, as well as fan favourites Questacon and the Australian Institute of Sport.
“Hopefully we will see parliament in action, and hopefully the students will get the chance to see how leadership and decision making works at the top level,” Mr Gadd said.
“The War Museum is always a highlight and should hopefully bring some more perspective to some of the things we have been learning about in class lately, and Questacon is always amazing.”
“It is just a really exciting trip all round for the students, and for some of the teachers.”
The excursion will return late on Friday afternoon.
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