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The Museum is the perfect place for students to discover, learn and develop an interest in our local history. We cater to students of all ages and the tours are very popular with Year 1 and 2 students who love to see the displays showcasing life in the olden days.
Our old schoolroom and the railmotor (train) are very popular attractions. One of the highlights of the tour is when a volunteer plays the ‘Chicken Dance’ on the Pianola at the end of the visit. Everyone joins in, including teachers, parents and guides.
The intent of the ten school loan kits is to provide a taste of what the museum has to offer for those schools that are too far away or have financial difficulties in bringing their classes to the museum.
Each kit has approximately ten artefacts. Each one includes a copy of the Australian Curriculum knowledge and skills that suit the theme of the kit. Support materials provide background information on the artefacts, age-appropriate activities, worksheets and focus questions.
The activities have been developed by a qualified Teacher-Librarian and are based on sound (published/researched) educational pedagogy particularly relevant for study of historical artefacts and photographs.
Milk and Cream
World War 2
Convicts and Colony
Learn what it’s like to be in the workforce
The Museum also provides a comprehensive work experience program for Year 10 and 11 students from a number of different local High Schools.
The students focus on achieving a number of work-related goals which include performing specific delegated tasks, learning new skills, working within a team and communicating with others. The program is enjoyed by the students and the volunteers who work with them.
Projects completed by previous students:
Setting up display cabinets.
Researching the history of artefacts.
Working with the guides to welcome tour groups.
Assisting to prepare and run school holiday workshops.
Assembling craft show bags to be sold in the Museum shop.
Auditing catalogue numbers on historical photographs.
Helping to photograph school loan kits.