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Education Program
Centre is closed for school excursions Term 4, 2020
Out-reach program now available (see below)

Out-reach program - HERITAGE IN A SUITCASE
Schools can book our resources for use in their school during Term 4, 2020
1. Equipment to play old school yard games such as knuckle bones, quoits, skipping and hop scotch.
2. Authentic artifacts, flash cards and modern pictorial equivalents to investigate how technology has changed.
3. Photographs from the past with discussion questions for small group work.
4. Australian storybooks about life in the past.
5. Examples of children's literature from the past.
6. A typewriter that students can use.

Volunteers are also available to visit schools to facilitate a 20 minute presentation based on a visit from a School Inspector and writing with slates.
Expressions of interest to:

The following activities are not available during term 4 2020.
The Centre promotes its exhibitions and artifacts to primary school teachers as a 'hands on' learning option linked to the National History Curriculum. Our program is ideally suited for Year 2 students, although Year 1 students can be accommodated.

PROGRAMSStudents can participate in 3 activities:

1) Experience what it was like to be a student at a small rural school between the two world wars

2) Active learning experience within a local community environment from the past

3) Hands on encounter with changes in technology - making then and now comparisons

  • Students move through each activity in small groups.
  • Maximum number 50 students.
  • Each activity has links to the National History Curriculum.

LOCATIONThe Centre operates from the old Hall Primary School campus, located in the village of Hall which is 15km north of Canberra's city centre, just off the Barton Highway.

  • Palmer Street entrance has free parking and space for buses

FACILITIESLarge playground area, with toilets and seating for students. Tea & coffee facilities for teachers. Shaded recess & lunch areas available.

  • Optional self-guided walk around the village to see an unusual mix of dwellings and sites depicting early village life (free map for teachers)

BOOKINGSSend an email to:

  • Please identify your school, year level (Yrs 1 or 2) and class sizes
  • Include a return mail contact
  • Nominate a preferred time period

COSTS$3 per student

  • Bank transfer to our account after the excursion

The Centre is open between 12pm and 4pm every Sunday with an extended opening time of 10am to 4pm on the first Sunday of the month (Hall Market Day). Teachers can visit the campus to assess the resources on offer and speak with volunteers about the programs available.