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Transport your students back in time to experience life as one of Moreton Bay’s first convicts at Redcliffe Museum. 'A day in the life: The worst of the worst' education program offers an interactive school excursion unique to the Redcliffe Peninsula.
Image credit: Henry Boucher Bowerman, Moreton Bay Settlement, 1835, watercolour, dimensions unknown. State Library of Queensland 3944
Redcliffe Museum has designed the program to support primary school history programs and enrich student learning. It aligns with the current Australian Curriculum for year three and four HASS.
During their visit, students will learn how convict settlements were built from scratch. They will get insight into life in the settlement including the rules, the punishments and the language of the time.
The excursion is suitable for children aged seven to 10 in Year 3 or 4. It is available from Wednesday to Friday in Terms 2 and 3 and runs from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Cost is $6.00 per students and a maximum of 60 students can attend.
For more information contact Redcliffe Museum on (07) 3480 6700 or email Redcliffe.Museum@moretonbay.qld.gov.au.
Imagine having to hand make bricks to build your own house! Students will use problem solving to recreate a brick kiln. They will also get hands on experience in brick making using replica 19th century brick molds and kinetic sand.
Students will discover what life was like for real convicts through immersive experiences. They will learn the strict rules that governed daily life and master Convict slang.
There will also be the opportunity to discover the museum’s current exhibition and watch films about the history of the Peninsula. Learn about the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi peoples and their legacy of custodianship.
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