Last week our Year 6 students and staff made the journey up to Canberra for their 5 day camp. The students and staff had a fantastic time away and made many great learning connections with their current Unit of Inquiry. We were regularly complimented on the manner in which our students behaved, how well they looked in their distinctive school uniforms, their up to date knowledge on the electoral process and their amazing debating abilities in Parliament House.
We need to thank our wonderful staff, Laura, Brooke, Shane, Tim, Jocelyn and Cathy who gave up so much time to help our students get the most out of their visit. We were also very fortunate to have Blanche visit on the Wednesday, a huge effort that was greatly appreciated by all. Finally, we would like to thank our fabulous parent helper, Angie Tainton who was such a great help for both the students and the staff.
Our students participated in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.
The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion, the Australian Government contributed funding of $30 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. This rebate effectively reduced the cost of the camp by $30 for every student.
All the photos from the camp have been published on the website and can be found here – http://www.drysdaleps.vic.edu.au/?p=16460