Year 6 students spent three days in Canberra last week learning about Democracy, Leadership and Government. The annual trip helps the girls to understand how Australia is governed. The itinerary included a visit to Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy (Old Parliament House), the Mint, the War Memorial and Questacon.
The Canberra trip is an essential part of the Year 6 curriculum and a great way for students to consolidate the content and skills covered in the Civics and Citizenship unit.
While in Canberra, the girls engaged in a number of interesting activities that gave them a ‘hands on’ understanding of the Australian electoral system and function of the Federal Government. They learnt about how preferential voting works, argued a Bill in the House of Representatives, and at the War Memorial the girls listened to stories about how Australian soldiers fought and died in wars in the last 200 years.
At Questacon, an interactive science museum, the girls were thrilled to receive hands on education building, exploring and investigating science concepts.