Colonial Classroom - Interactive History Show on British Colonisation and Discovery of Gold

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The Colonial Classroom school incursion will take you back to the yester-year when kids were meant to be seen but not heard. A truly remarkable show that allows students to see, feel, and hear what it was like back in the colonial times. So go back to those days of learning where Mr or Mrs Richardson will teach you reading, writing and arithmetic - THE COLONIAL WAY. With true realism, expert dialog and educational facts and interactive your school and students will learn about, with firsthand experience, the Birch and the Rod of Correction. They will encounter the bizarre ways of studying the times tables and the units of measurement such as inches, feet and yards. Let your students be taught to add and subtract with pounds, shillings and pence. In other words reading, writing and arithmetic was the order of the day and this interactive show, will give them the one and only experience that will spark their quest for knowledge and hunger to learn more about education in our Colony and the life of the children of the Colonial Classroom. If you want your students spark of learning to be re-kindle then don't walk away from this event.

The Colonial Classroom school incursion will take you back to the yester-year when kids were meant to be seen but not heard. A truly remarkable show that allows students to see, feel, and hear what it was like back in the colonial times.

So go back to those days of learning where Mr or Mrs Richardson will teach you reading, writing and arithmetic - THE COLONIAL WAY. With true realism, expert dialog and educational facts and interactive your school and students will learn about, with firsthand experience, the Birch and the Rod of Correction. They will encounter the bizarre ways of studying the times tables and the units of measurement such as inches, feet and yards. Let your students be taught to add and subtract with pounds, shillings and pence. In other words reading, writing and arithmetic was the order of the day and this interactive show, will give them the one and only experience that will spark their quest for knowledge and hunger to learn more about education in our Colony and the life of the children of the Colonial Classroom. If you want your students spark of learning to be re-kindle then don't walk away from this event.

The show begins depicting the education in the Colony of New South Wales in the early 1800’s where life was different to what children experience today and the only real way of teaching them the history of such extraordinary methods and events is to allow them to experience it in first hand - in true realism.

It follows the life of the first school teacher in the colony known as Isabella Rossen who was convicted and transported for seven years transportation to the colony or stealing from her employer. In fact she sailed on the Lady Penrhyn in the First Fleet. In 1788 the year of her arrival she established and operated the first Dame School in Sydney. That simply meant that it was a school ran by a woman. In October of 1789, she married William Richardson who had been sentenced to death at the Old Bailey in 1783 for armed highway robbery, but was pardoned on the condition of transportation for seven years. They operated the school until it came under the jurisdiction of the Rev Richard Johnson in the 1794, and now it’s your students turn to experience what the COLONIAL CLASSROOM WAS LIKE.

The Colonial Classroom school incursion has minimum of 30 students, with a maximum number of 40 students per performance.

Please Note: due to the true realism of the Colonial Classroom, the school incursion is not suitable for children under the age of seven (7).

The Colonial Classroom is a 45 minute show setup right in the safety of your school grounds. It is a perfect event to have at your school to encourage, stimulate or enhance what the students are learning.

The Colonial Classroom school incursion was written by qualified and experienced school teachers and is well scripted to enhance the learning outcomes taught in the school classroom.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES IT MEETS:

  1. Explains the roles played by significant people during the British colonisation of Australia as a penal colony.

  2. Describes aspects of ways of life and achievements in the early colony for children.

  3. Allows the audience to acquire and critically evaluates information from other material.

  4. Evaluates points of view about the consequences of British colonisation for children, groups and the environment, and allows the audience to formulate their own informed opinions.

  5. Allows and demonstrates opportunities for how people wer learning about might and how they felt/have felt by participating in activities such as roleplay, drama.

  6. Allows the audience to ask questions and extract required details when required.

  7. Encourages the audience to select appropriate sources of information by observing, identifying, finding, displaying, evaluating & reflecting.

  8. Reflects on the existence of previous knowledge & experiences.

  9. Allows audience to accept specific roles & responsibilities.

  10. And many many more.

The Colonial Classroom is available for the following school levels:

  • Year 2 to Year 6

  • Please Note: due to the true realism of the Colonial Classroom, the school incursion is not suitable for children under the age of seven (7).

Event Management Team
1300 860 074
02 8221-9625
Level 36, Gateway 1 Macquarie Place
Sydney
2000
New South Wales
Australia

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