Year 4 Students Travel to Sydney for a Memorable Colonial History Experience

What! I’m married to a convict! Not happening!  My day is getting worse by the minute.  On our exciting Year 4 excursion we went on a walking tour around Sydney and we had to act like convicts.  We also had a class with lessons afloat.  We arrived at Shark Island and the view was amazing.  We had to name things that started with ‘s’. Shark Island was our favourite part of the day.  We love Sydney! By Layla and Gabby

The scorching sun was burning down on our skin.  The view of the harbor was breathtaking.  We boarded the ship.  Crewman Adam directed us to our seats.  The waves splashed up against our boats as we sailed across the deep, blue sea.  Once in the boat, we soon arrived at Shark Island.  There were amazing sites and lovely flowers.  Shortly after we left Shark Island we got to dress up as convicts, which was our favourite part of the day. By Amelia and Ocea

“I can’t believe it! I’m 10 years old and I have a husband! Ummm, what’s his name again … ahh yes, James Bloodworth.”  Then I started thinking, “Isn’t it against the law to have a husband at the age of 10? Anyway, I’ll just go with the flow.”  I loved to be able to get a sense of how it would have been to be in the First Fleet.  Year 4 got to learn about convict early settlement while doing the Sydney Rocks Walking Tour.  My favourite part was knowing that, if I had been a convict, I would have had 8 kids running around my home. By Zahra

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