On the 15th and 16th of October, year five went to Belgenny Farm. Click here to learn more about Belgenny Farm. The students experienced what it would have been like to work on a farm before the gold rush. They checked the sheep and moved them across a bridge. They also experienced what they gold rush would have been like as they panned for gold by the river and dug for gold in the soil.
Year five worked together in their groups to pay for their license, tools and materials they would need to pitch a tent and find gold. They also made damper. Take a look at the photos below!
Click here to take a look at a Weebly site Natalie created which contains useful information about gold. Well done, Natalie!
What did you enjoy about the excursion?
What have you found interesting while learning about the gold rush?
If you could interview a gold miner, what questions would you ask?