Friday, 16 May 2014

Mixing science and the arts - a big day out learning

When local events come up on the calendar, why not go on an inexpensive excursion and tie it in to your units of work? My year 2 class was really excited to visit “Sculptures at Sawmiller’s Reserve, McMahon’s Point” - a beautiful display of sculptures overlooking Sydney Harbour.


We were also learning about living things and being an inner city school, we had to look outside our school to dig some dirt and find some creatures.


Armed with containers, gloves, journals, cameras and willing parent helpers we mixed a nice walk through the city, an experiment and a cultural experience in just a few hours. All excursions are great, but this one had an element of adventure and surprise I had not anticipated. 


As with everything, I acknowledge my colleagues who helped organise and attend, and of course the army of parent helpers who came along and supported.


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imageOne of the Sculptors talks to the class.


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