Jul 18

Classes relive life in gold fields

Alexandra Hills State School student Lee-Navu Faunt pans for gold during the school s recent Gold Rush history event.Aspart of their history lessons, students from Alexandra Hills State School classes 5D and 5/6VN have been investigating the impact of the gold rushes on the early Australian colonies.

Students recently spent a day exploring what life was like on the goldfields by participating in damper making, panning for gold and playing traditional games.

Classroom teacher Stacey Dabelstein said students put their knowledge and skills gained over term three into practice by demonstrating what they had learnt through hands-on activities.

“Students came dressed in clothing in the style of that worn in the 1800s on the goldfields and brought a plate of traditional food to share,” Mrs Dabelstein said.

“It was a wonderful opportunity for students to experience the feeling of ‘striking it rich’ or to see those who weren’t so fortunate.”

Students Lucy Ash-Vivas and Isabel Vyner enjoy some living history during Alexandra Hills State School s hands-on Gold Rush activities.

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