On the 8th of May, the grade 4’s began their journey to Sovereign Hill. We were all very excited and some of us were a little nervous as it was far away from our homes. After travelling on the bus for about an hour and a half, our first stop was at a park where we had a snack and play.
When we arrived at Sovereign Hill we had our lunch and a play. Next we found out which of our friends we would be sharing a cabin with. While unpacking our bags we were trying to make the big decision of who was going to sleep on the top or bottom bunk. Afterwards we went to an education session where we learnt about the history of Sovereign Hill in the 1850’s. Our next adventure was watching how gold was made and poured into moulds, which all of the children found very interesting. Next we went to the lolly making where we were given a sample of peanut toffee. After a long walk, we returned to our cabins where we had free time and changed into our warm clothes before going out for dinner to the New York Bakery. The meal was scrumptious!
OUR BIG NIGHT OUT!
We went to the visit the Sound and Light show known as Blood on the Southern Cross. There are three stages to create the show. Part one: Theatre show, part two: The Carriage ride and part three: The Gold Fields. This was the best part because houses were catching on fire, there were gun shots, frightening sounds, bright lights and moving carriages. After the fascinating show, we went for supper at a little café. We had a hot chocolate and a packet of biscuits. Next we went back to our cabins where we got into our pyjamas and went to bed. The next morning we all woke up a after a great sleep. We had our showers and then went to the café to have breakfast. Soon after, we went for a browse around the shops to buy our souvenirs. Next we panned for gold and went into the Red Hill Mine which was like an obstacle Course. It was a bit nerve racking because it was dark and silent with echoing footsteps in the background. After that we had a big lunch which was a sandwich, popcorn, banana, an apple and a juice.
We returned to our cabins to collect our belongings and headed back home. We were all so excited to see our families and couldn’t wait to tell them about our wonderful experiences at Sovereign Hill.
Thank you to all the teachers for organizing such a great camp.
By Sarah Wilson 4FP