Year 2F, 2K and 2P travelled back in time to the early 1900s by spending the day at Bundoora Heritage Park Farm on Thursday 14th March. Our students experienced life as it would have been back in the ‘olden days’. They were taught a lesson in an old world classroom reminiscent of that era, and were ‘punished’ with canes and straps. All pretend of course!
Students had the opportunity to write in fancy letters with ink quill pens, and also took part in household chores children in the past were expected to complete every morning and after school. These chores included churning the butter and washing the clothes on a wash board in a water bucket.
Students got to experience and print on a 150 year old printing press, and were able to print their own names as well. They learnt about what job a farrier did in the olden days, which was a person who made horse shoes.
Our final activity for the day was going for a ride in an electric vehicle around the Heritage Farm. Children got to see kangaroos, emus and ducks, and experience what the landscape used to look like 200 years ago.
We take this opportunity to extend our thanks and gratitude to Mrs Jolley, Mrs. Manolis, Mrs. Christofi, Mrs. Barbagiannis, Mrs. Savva, and Mrs. Hatzipanagiotou, for giving their time to assist us with the excursion and help make it a most memorable occasion.
Overall it was a fun filled day! Please enjoy some of the photos in the gallery below.