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Omakau's big day out!

Thursday, 24th May 2012

Omakau's big day out!

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Today saw Omakau School visit the museum for the GOLD 150 programme!

The 34 very excited students arrived right on time and after a quick snack were into the activities....the senior class out on an historic 'shopping' walk and the juniors exploring the museum in search of all things gold (or to do with the gold RUSH)!!!

Soon it was the juniors turn outside to re-enact a day in the life of a miner...making butter, panning for gold and washing clothes in the river! The seniors went to the Chinese village and saw how these miners lived? Could you live like this?

After lunch it was the seniors turn to experience life as a miner and they had an added activity - digging a long drop!!!! There were some excellent 'holes' dug - well done!!

Omakau we hope you enjoyed your visit to us as much as we enjoyed having you and remember if you didn't strike it rich this can ALWAYS come back!!

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