Saturday, July 20, 2013

Caboolture Historical Village

Last Tuesday Sienna's class had an excursion to the Caboolture Historical Village which was a great day.  It started off with an insight into what school was like in 1901 with a cranky school mistress showing our Grade 2's how children in 1901 had to line up straight and not talk.  This was followed by raising of the Australian Flag next to the little old school house.  They have lots of volunteers who work there talking about the history of the place and they dress up in costume which adds to the general theme of the day.  The kids learnt about how clothes were washed and that was once a week on a Monday and on Tuesday it was ironing day and having to heat up the iron on the stove and then put a rag over the handle so you could iron.  They had old wash trolley's boilers, dolly pegs and the like and I have seen all of this before (now I'm showing my age) at my Grandma's house when we were kids.

They have a little train station with a mini train which gets held up by Bush Rangers with guns who want to steal the cash box which was given to the teacher before we boarded the train.  The guns were loud and had smoke when they were fired all the while giving the kids a wonderful experience.

Here's a few photos from our day out with the Grade 2's.  I told Sienna they were in Black and White because in the olden days they didn't have colour which she said "you are really clever Mum" sweet of her!

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