Year 11 Canberra Field Trip

Year 11 Australian History and Legal Studies students recently spent three days in Canberra.

From a historical perspective, our time spent at the Australian War Memorial, the National Museum and the National Gallery allowed students to not only read, but truly value and appreciate the story of our nation and of those who have fought to preserve the way of life we have today. Seeing our legal and political systems in operation, through both Parliament House and the High Court, were perhaps opportunities that our students may not have otherwise seen our democracy in action. Time spent in Parliament, in the first sitting after the Budget was handed down, truly allowed us to see our political representatives pursuing their opinions with rigour and vitality!

Here are some student reflections:

"The Canberra trip really fueled my love for politics and law, and gave me such a great insight into the workings of the legal system in Australia." – Tayla Robinson

"Canberra was a great insight into the past of Australia, looking at the joy and adversity we had to face as a nation." – Cameron Ritchie

"Personally, my favourite place was definitely Parliament House. I have been interested in Politics for as long as I can remember, and being able to witness our government during question time was something really surreal for me. Also being fortunate enough to have the opportunity to meet both Sarah Henderson and Julie Bishop. It was by far my favourite school trip I have ever attended, and it was truly a great experience." – Jude Cudmore

Mrs Robyn Smith

Legal Studies Teacher


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