Year 11 and 12 HSIE and Science excursion to Sydney

From Sunday 25th March to Thursday 29th March, a group of year 11 and 12 students attended an excursion to Sydney. Science or HSIE students were able to attend the varied and exciting trip. During their visit students explored a number of different locations across the city, including Auburn Mosque, the Museum of Human Disease, Taronga Zoo, and The Big Dig.

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In Western Sydney, HSIE students had a walking tour of the Auburn Mosque. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience, which was followed by over an hour of inquisitive questions from the students. Afterwards, a traditional Lebanese lunch was provided and became one of the highlights of the trip.

Some science students who went to Taronga Zoo were lucky enough to catch the ferry over from Circular Quay. The Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge were stunning on the clear, sunny day. Students attended a bird show and explored the zoo for the afternoon. The penguins were a sure favourite.

Luna Park was definitely a highlight. The Hair Raiser ride resulted in some loud screams, particularly from teachers. Students especially loved the scary Haunted House. Some were spotted with fairy floss sticks as big as their faces.

Every day was filled to the brim with activities for all students. From breakfast to the time everyone went to bed, we never stopped. Thanks to the amazing weather, there was a lot of walking on the trip with some days clocking up over 25, 000 steps!

A big thanks to teachers Mr. Moffat, Miss Moore and Miss Barisa for all their help on the excursion. The experiences gained will surely help students in their learning of both HSIE and Science subjects.

D Barisa, M Newton, C Wallis