The Preps, Year 1, 2 & 3s had the opportunity to attend a group excursion to the Caboolture Historical Village. After arriving on a big bus, we walked through the visitors centre and stepped out into a Village of yesteryear. There were over 70 buildings, and more than 110,000 museum pieces to see. It was fantastic to be able to wander down the historical street with the old post office, barber, butcher and general store. We were able to walk through and view an exhibition from the Queensland Prison’s Museum, the old Caboolture Hospital, several cottages that were moved from various sites around Caboolture, the old Caboolture Railway Station, and a popular exhibit with models of ships from the First Fleet to arrive in Sydney in 1788 in the Maritime Museum.
The excursion allowed our students to learn about early Australian history and in particular the history of the local area. Students participated in a range of activities including bushranger re-enactments, gem sieving at the Gem Club, assisting with washing duties in the old time laundry and watching the blacksmith work and create items. Thank you to all those parents who accompanied us for the day. We appreciate your support.