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Would you like your students to experience the life of 1850s school children?

 

Sovereign Hill gives Primary students and their teachers a chance to attend a goldfields school!

Dressed in 19th century-style clothing, and using classrooms and equipment typical of the era, your students will enjoy two memorable days in one of our four themed schools as they role-play the lives of goldfields students and come to understand social conditions during the great Victorian Gold Rush.

Each year, over 8,000 Years 5 and 6 students from Victoria and interstate enjoy a two-day program based on the Irish National System of Education, which was widely used in 19th century Australia. It ensured that children were proficient at reading, writing and arithmetic and had a good general knowledge of geography, science and handcrafts.

Guided by qualified Primary teachers, students have the rare opportunity to re-create the lives of their ancestors!

 

Download the Sovereign Hill School’s Brochure here

General Information

General Information

Costume, booking, costs, photography, accommodation, arrival and map. Find out more

Our Schools

Our Schools

Sovereign Hill has four costumed schools and an infant program. Find out more

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Resources

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Research

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