Year 5 Take a Trip Back in Time

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In the Year 5 Humanities & Social Sciences course, the girls are studying the Swan River Colony. As part of their studies, the girls visited Peninsula Farm and the East Perth cemetery this week.

As part of the course, the girls are learning about important people of the colony. During their visit to the cemetery, the group were sent on a treasure hunt to find ‘tragic tales,’ ‘occupations’ and ‘nationalities’ throughout the cemetery.

During the visit to Peninsula Farm (previously Tranby House), the girls learnt how to weigh rations, looked at the vast difference in living conditions and drew sketches to convince people of the 1800s to come to the Swan River Colony.

The girls had an amazing day and were impressed by happened in the past to make Perth what it is today.

Today I got to see graves of people who were part of the first setters of Western Australia and Learn about them and their lives. I really enjoyed the day because we had lots of fun activities to do. Victoria Lawrence

 I really liked the old house at Peninsula Farm, as we learnt how the early settlers cooked and make their clothes and it was really cool learning about people who lived before us. Avea Veitch

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