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Queenstown Year 3 & 4 brave the weather!

Tuesday, 15th May 2012

Queenstown Year 3 & 4 brave the weather!

This is how you do it..!  

  • Queenstown Year 3 & 4 brave the weather!This is how you do it..!
  • Queenstown Year 3 & 4 brave the weather!Shaking superstar!

Today, the skies opened and it RAINED...just as the Year 3 & 4 students from Queenstown Primary came off the bus : ( This failed to deter them though and they were straight on with the activities!

The first group (with their rain jackets on and umbrellas at hand) ventured up Buckingham Steet identifying buildings from the past while the second group tackled the "life as a miner" challenge. This involved some VERY COLD hand washing, making butter with 'arm' power, finding the Old Smithy and checking the price of horseshoes as well as pricing loaves of bread and working out the best methods to mine gold!

The last activity the groups undertook was the 'GOLD DETECTIVE' in the museum. Here students found information from the displays about life on the goldfields..can everyone remember where the biggest gold nugget ever found was from? or the different types of gold? or how your kitchen is so very different from the kitchen from the 1880s?!

Queenstown Primary we hope you had a good time and look forward to the rest of your school coming over the next few weeks! Post us a comment on this blog....!

Comments (1)

The biggest nugget was found in Australia.
Kitchen had fires in them. There was no electricity.
They had to use candles. Everything was metal and now lots are plastic.

Thank you it was very interesting and fun! We learnt a lot of different things about the early days in Arrowtown.

From Room 18
Queenstown Primary School

By: Room 18 on Wednesday, 16th May 2012 @ 14:54:56