Travelling back in time

We were held up by bushrangers, whipped into line and some children even had their fingers caught in the wringer. Mrs Hay even got the cane… and we had the best fun and educational kind of day!

On Thursday 13 September, Year 1 set off to the Caboolture Historical Village to enhance our understanding about life in the past. While this was life for our great or great great grandparents, we still had such fun on the visit to see how many things were so different from life today.

We all lined up on parade and sang God Save the King while the flag was furled. We then marched off to class. The small schoolroom was so bare in comparison to what we enjoy.

The students each had a train ride, sifted for gems, saw the blacksmith in action and listened with fascination to the very busy mum who talked about and demonstrated ironing, washing and bathing in the past. We all became extra thankful for our modern appliances! Girls also were thankful they have greater opportunities now for work!

We were so very impressed with the many wonderful volunteers who enabled this learning to take place. Our sincere thanks to the Gem Society, the Caboolture Historical Village, our GCC bus drivers and the parents who accompanied us.

Lin Smith

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