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Omarama's outstanding outing!

Tuesday, 12th June 2012

Omarama's outstanding outing!

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  • Omarama's outstanding outing!Is there gold in the pan??

Today, Omarama School drove over the Lindis Pass, through Wanaka and to us at the Museum!! The whole school from Years 0 - 8 came to participate in our 'GOLD' programme.

However, before they discovered gold they were faced with Miss Grey the 1880s school teacher!! Luckily, they were all very well behaved and survived her class....what did you think? would you like Miss Grey as your teacher everyday???!

Then it was onto the gold activities, split into Year groups they explored the museum completing specially designed worksheets about the goldfields. After lunch it was down to the river to mine! And do other jobs as well! Most students were luckily enough to find gold but those that didn't don't worry now you exactly how lots of the 'real' miners felt!! Miners in the 1860s could go days or even weeks without finding a THING! imagine that! And remember you can always come back and try your luck again!

We hope you had a good time here....we certainly liked having you! Tell us about your trip on this blog!

Comments (1)

This was a fantastic opportunity for our students, the activities were well run and very motivational. Many thanks for an outstanding day which supported our Learning Outcomes precisely.

By: Diane Webb on Thursday, 14th June 2012 @ 14:21:11