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Arrowtown students 'live like miners'!

Monday, 19th November 2012

Arrowtown students 'live like miners'!

Ready for a billy!  

  • Arrowtown students 'live like miners'!Ready for a billy!
  • Arrowtown students 'live like miners'!Inspecting the pans...!
  • Arrowtown students 'live like miners'!Expert fire makers...!
  • Arrowtown students 'live like miners'!...and butter makers!

Today, the sun shone and the Year 3 & 4 classes from Arrowtown Primary visited the museum to learn all about life as a miner. They undertook two activities - a guided tour of the Chinse village and 'life as a miner'.

The 'fire' building was excellent as was the 'butter' making. Did you like diggging the 'long drop'? Some were lucky enough to find a small speck of gold!!

We hope you had a good time and look forward to hearing about it on this blog!

Comments (6)

Thank you very much for teaching us yesterday. We had fun learning about goldminers and how hard their lives were.

By: Room 5 on Tuesday, 20th November 2012 @ 10:47:20

Thank you for helping us learn more about gold and goldmines. My favorite thing was to make butter,learn to gold pan.

By: Jessica on Tuesday, 20th November 2012 @ 10:47:26

Thank you for telling us how too gold pan and telling us how to make butter.The miners would have a hard time when they were in the olden days and thank you for telling us some Chinese gold miners story's.

By: samL and lucca on Tuesday, 20th November 2012 @ 10:47:31

Thank you for telling showing us how too dig a long drop it was so hard.

By: samL and lucca on Tuesday, 20th November 2012 @ 10:47:36

Going down there was lots and lots of fun.
It was so fun learning how to gold pan
I really want to do it again

By: room5 on Tuesday, 20th November 2012 @ 12:25:01

Learning about gold was loads of fun.
Inside the huts were lots of different things compared to ours now.
Making the butter was fun and panning for gold was my best bit because i found real GOLD!
I would love to come back and visit it again!

By: Kaiya on Tuesday, 20th November 2012 @ 12:25:07