Year 3 Excursion Term 1
At the end of Term 1 the Year 3 students visited the Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum. We were praying for a mostly fine day, as it had been a bit wet and God looked after us. The students participated in a number of activities including extinguishing an invisible fire with an old fire hose from a 1950s Dodge fire truck, which the students were then able to carefully climb onto and have a photo. The classes stepped back in time as they visited the old school room, experienced writing on slates, learnt about the different rules and the dreaded cane. We were fortunate to see the blacksmith at work in his workshop. He branded some wood for us with PCC and a map of Australia (minus Tasmania). The students also used a two person cross cut saw (with adult led guidance) to saw off pieces of timber. Once the students had participated in their experiences, they were able to explore the old houses, jail, museum and church that are also located on the grounds. Thank you to Mrs Davis for taking 3K on the excursion and to all of the parent helpers who volunteered their time to make the excursion a memorable learning experience.
Mrs Abbot, Mr Kennedy, Mrs Jones and Mrs Buckley