Canberra Day 3

Today has been our most jam-packed yet.

Starting with last night we arrived at our new accommodation at Gold Creek and everyone was over the moon that it is very modern and extremely comfortable. The dinner last night was of high quality also.

After dinner we went up to Telstra Tower to be nearly blown away by just about the strongest winds I’ve ever experienced. It was frighteningly cold up there and needless to say the kids didn’t last long before they were begging to go back to the bus.

We got back to the resort at about 9pm and most kids were asleep by 10pm. I was pretty happy about that I can tell you.

This morning we had a beautiful breakfast before heading to Old Parliament House for program’s at the Museum of Australian Democracy and the Australian Electoral Commission.

The student took part in an interactive program at the MOAD and a role play in the old House of Reps. Colby And Jake D made excellent Speakers in the House of Reps from different times in history.

The AEC showed the students a hologram movie on the history of democracy, interactive displays with worksheets and an Election Day role play to demonstrate preferential voting.

Lunch was hot dogs, fruit and bikkies in the Senate Gardens.

After, we went to the Australian National Museum where highlights were Phar Lap’s heart and Captain Cook’s cannon from the Endeavour.

We then went to the Australian War Memorial where we were split into four groups for a guided tour led by veterans. After the tour we went to the Discovery Zone for hands-on learning and stayed for the closing Last Post ceremony.

We are now heading to Questacon for dinner and a two hour fun session. The kids are very excited.

It’s been a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiig day!

Hopefully this Questacon visit goes like my last below.

Questacon Last Year