Year 6 explore Australia’s capital

Year 6 recently completed their three-day trip to Canberra.

Students challenged themselves at Questacon, rode bikes through Lake Burley Griffin and visited the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, the Australian Institute of Sport and the Museum of Australian Democracy.

Students thoroughly enjoyed their time in Canberra and found the places they visited very interesting. 

Keshav Jain said the activities were “fantastically planned out by teachers”.

“The National Museum of Australia was a great addition as we got to learn about the stolen generation,” Keshav said.

“An extremely interesting place was the Australian War Memorial because we got to see the names of all Australian soldiers who ever died in conflict. It was also really cool being able to see all the planes used in World War II.

“The bike ride around the lake was exhilarating and the views were breathtaking. Questacon was an amazing activity. It was not a boring science museum, but a delightful hands-on experience. Parliament House was a great place to learn about our Government outside the classroom.

Billy Apostolopoulos said he loved visiting the War Memorial and seeing planes and uniforms that were used for warfare.

“The bike riding was amazing with views that looked like a painting,” Billy said. “And Questacon was amazing in just every way, with equipment that would make even someone who hates science ecstatic.”

Aleyna Demir said she loved the feeling of being away and interacting with her schoolmates all day.

“We were learning new interesting things every single day,” Aleyna said. “I still can’t believe how engaging Canberra was. Questacon and the bike ride were the highlights of the trip but every other activity was equally intriguing.

“The most memorable places we visited were the National Museum of Australia which contained old artifacts of weird and witty things such as the fastest horse’s heart.

“Another memorable place was Parliament House. Did you know Parliament house has over 2,700 clocks!”