Year 9 City Experience
Week 8 of Term 3 saw almost 300 Year 9s and their teachers involved in the City Experience program, which once again has been a highlight of the school year. As well as being a wonderful opportunity for team building, collaboration and building independence, City Experience forms part of the Humanities program at St Albans Secondary College, with students undertaking fieldwork to complement their Geography studies on tourism.
Monday commenced with the whole year level engaged in a scavenger hunt, which aimed to familiarise the students with the city and took in such landmarks as the MCG, the State Library, the Fitzroy Gardens and Federation Square. Students’ enthusiasm was palpable, with some very creative selfies submitted for prizes, and a number of teams who managed to ‘crack the code’. The rest of the week saw students visit the Shrine of Remembrance, the Old Melbourne Gaol, the Melbourne Museum, ArtVo and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Iceskating in Docklands was definitely one of the highlights, with only a few minor injuries! Friday’s cruise to Williamstown capped off an eventful week.
Thank you to all students for their participation and enthusiasm throughout the week – it was a joy to see, and your behaviour was a credit to yourselves, your family and your school. Thank you also to staff who assisted with planning, administration and student management.
Katie O’Connell – Humanities Learning Area Leader