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Counting Down To Canberra 2013

14/11/2013
 
Counting Down to Canberra 2013
 
 
It is not long now until students of Toolooa State High School will once again embark on the annual trip to Canberra. This trip has become one of the highlights of the Social Science program with students being able to put their theory into practice.

These year 9 students begin this excursion with a visit to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney and then move onto Canberra visiting the Australian War Memorial, as well as both old and new Parliament Houses. They are able to see democracy in action and experience Australian history first hand.  Students also experience the inner working of the Australian Institute of Sport where last year we met athletes currently competing in the Commonwealth Games.
 
The group will also visit the CSIRO, the National Capitol Exhibition, which deals with the history behind the creation of Canberra, Screensound Australia ( the keepers of Australia’s film history), Telstra Tower and Questacon.
 
This is an outstanding opportunity for students however trips likes this do not occur in isolation. They need the support from the school, the community and Government organisations like the National Capital Educational Tourism Project who administer the “Parliament and Civics Education Rebate Scheme” (PACER). PACER provides a cash rebate to students visiting our national capital for educational purposes.
 
This scheme plays an important role in enabling students to visit Canberra to take advantage of the resources that it has to offer. With PACER’s continued support, this excursion will continue as part of the Social Science program into the future.