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Canberra Excursion

Year 6 have just returned from their Canberra and Sydney trip.  All the students had heaps of fun and learned lots of things.  We saw heaps of interesting and important locations, and were lucky to meet the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Queen Elizabeth II representative to Australia.

Year 6 also visited lots of fun and exciting places like Questacon where we learnt about science and used the slide, and Australian Institute of Sport were we learnt about pro sport.  We also visited the Zoo, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and the Sydney Aquarium.

The War Memorial in Canberra was sad for some students but it was good experience to see what it was like for people fighting in wars and seeing what they used in the fighting (weapons, cloths, eating utensils, letters home).  Parliament House in Canberra was really great and everyone enjoyed learning about how to introduce and debate a bill, the Senate and the House of Representatives.  We did role plays at Parliament House, the Police and Justice Museum and Old Parliament House.

Thanks to the Teachers (Mrs White, Mr Porter, Mrs Marchant and Mr Maguire) who took us there and put up with us for the whole week.  Jessie R.

(see more photos in the Gallery)