Recently the Year 6 students from Middle School, Highton participated in the inaugural ‘Urban City Camp’. This experience provided students with a substantial list of opportunities to learn and grow in a new and exciting environment.
The camp delivered a relevant and purposeful series of academic tours of Parliament House, The Immigration Museum and the Old State Treasury. The activities tied in very closely to ‘in-class’ content, bringing the topic to life and enhancing educational outcomes. These visits were well balanced by several other activities which included Galactic Arcade, the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre and a scavenger hunt in Federation Square and Birrarung Mar.
Students were encouraged to bring their new 1:1 devices on the camp to enable them to document and blog their findings and to be able to better present their assessment tasks later in the term.
Apart from the rich curricular advantages, the inner city urban environment presented other personal growth opportunities such as train and tram travel, urban navigation, cultural experiences such as China Town and the Block Arcade and the many smaller alley-ways which have become iconic to Melbourne’s culture.
The Urban City Camp is a new complex on the corner of Collins and King Street, opposite the Stock Exchange and Christian College has embraced this camp as a new and relevant growth experience for the Year 6 students.
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