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Published
11 June 2015

Year 6 visit the capital

​Year 6 students participated in a variety of educational programs in Canberra, focusing on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.
 
The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians visiting the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion, the Australian Government contributed funding of $20 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate.
Please enjoy this excerpt from Chloe Sassine’s recount of the excursion.
 
On Day 2 we visited Old Parliament House. Here we were required to wear gloves so that we could sit in the old Senate. We then dressed up as governor generals and the speaker/president and did a role play. After this we drove past the embassies for each country which were decorated with flags and precious artworks.
 
We then had a surprise photo opportunity on top of Mount Ainsley. After the photos we drove to Parliament House and had a tour of the Senate and the House of Representatives (whilst there was a debate going on). We then spoke with Mr Malcom Turnbull (the representative for Wentworth) and asked lots of questions.
 
After our long day we went bowling at AMF! It was a battle between the students and teachers but ended up just being a night of fun.
 
Ms Sarah Guy
Head of Junior School