Grade Three Visit To The Lobster Pot

As part of our inquiry topic, the grade three students visited the Barwon Heads Estuary Heritage Centre, commonly known as the “Lobster Pot”.

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Maddie, who works at Barwon Coast, met us at the Lobster Pot and shared lots of interesting information about how we can help to look after our coastline.

The students were keen to learn and participated enthusiastically in the informative session. We discussed the different types of rubbish that can affect our local environment’s flora and fauna. We investigated how we can:

  • Reduce the amount of rubbish we use
  • Reuse some items of rubbish instead of throwing it away
  • Recycle appropriate items of rubbish.

Here are some photos from our visit…

The Lobster Pot is a wonderful resource for Barwon Heads, with lots of learning opportunities available for all members of the community. Thank you to Sophie’s mum, Shara, for walking with us…we luckily avoided the rain!

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What did you learn at the Lobster Pot?

What can we do to help to look after our town?

How do you reduce, reuse and recycle?

Grade Three Camp!

We had a fantastic time at our overnight camp to…

Sovereign Hill, located in Ballarat, is often described as an ‘outdoor museum’, because it is like stepping back in time to the 1850s. Sovereign Hill re-creates Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851 when thousands of international adventurers rushed to the Australian goldfields in search of fortune.

We saw and learnt so much at Sovereign Hill. We all participated in a 50 minute education session, where we learnt what life was like for men, women and children in the 1850s. We discovered the vast differences between how they lived back then, compared to how we live now. Some students dressed up in the old fashioned clothing, and we learnt the etiquette for behaviour in the 1850s. Students also learnt what school life was like, and they practised writing with pens and inkwells. It was so interesting to hear about a variety of aspects of daily life in the nineteenth century.

Other highlights of our Sovereign Hill camp included…

  • Panning for gold at the Diggings
  • Watching a $170,000 gold ingot being poured at the Gold Smelting Works
  • Travelling underground at the Red Hill Mine
  • Watching a sweet making demonstration
  • Bowling
  • Touring the goldfields cottages
  • Watching redcoat soldier demonstrations
  • Observing how a wheel is made
  • Watching the spectacular ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ sound and light show
  • Exploring the shops along Main Street
  • Sleeping in the Southern Barracks rooms at the Sovereign Hill hotel
  • Eating meals at the New York Bakery and Sovereign Hill Cafe
  • The beautiful weather!

After a very busy and enjoyable visit to Sovereign Hill, it was a (mostly) sleepy trip home on the bus!

The slideshow below features a selection of photos from our Sovereign Hill camp. Enjoy!

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Miss Jordan, Mrs Kebbell and Mr Burdess were very impressed with the excellent behaviour and engagement demonstrated by the grade three students. We would also like to say a BIG thank you to our helpers, Mr Haslam, Miss Ball, Cathy and Glen.

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What was your highlight of our camp?

What did you learn at Sovereign Hill?

Were you surprised by anything at Sovereign Hill?

If you were to visit Sovereign Hill another time, what would you do again?