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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 costumed goldfields school!


Each year, thousands of 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.


Dressed in 19th century-style clothing, and using classrooms and equipment typical of the era, students experience two memorable days in one of our themed schools as they role-play the lives of goldfields students and develop an understanding of social conditions during the great Victorian gold rushes.


Guided by qualified teachers, students have the rare opportunity to re-create the lives of the children of the Ballarat goldfields and experience ‘first-hand’ Victoria’s colonial history.

 

Download the Sovereign Hill School’s Brochure here

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