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Gold Rush is a full day, interactive learning experience.
It has been described as 'A great, real-life authentic learning experience' and 'outstanding!'


The Gold Rush program addresses the SOSE, English, Technology, Arts, Mathematics, and HPE key learning areas. Through various ways of working students are able to develop Knowledge and Understanding in the following strands:

Speaking and Listening
Time, continuity and change
Place and space
Culture and identity
Political and economic systems
Technology as a human endeavour
Information, materials and systems
Chance and data

The year is 1854. Diggers arrive at the goldfields suffering from a seemingly incurable sickness, GOLD FEVER! A thriving, tented township has sprung up, almost overnight, with businesses and diggers tents everywhere. Will the 'new chums' find their fortune, or will they be swindled by unscrupulous characters or even robbed by bushrangers? Will they leave rich or destitute?


At the goldfields, new chums will:

Footslog through thick Australian bush in search of the township

Be surprised when bailed up by a nasty bushranger on horseback

Find businesses with their own names on them

Use maps to explore the goldfields

Role play a number of situations that may have occurred during the Australian Gold Rush

Construct tents in groups

Buy gold licences…… before playing the GOLD RUSH game

Cost of day program is $22.00/child
(+ 20 cents to be brought by the child on the day)
(Minimum numbers apply)

This cost includes a fun-filled day of hands-on learning + gold licence + certificates + prizes.

Site location: 7 km from Beenleigh, Qld.

Bookings: A deposit of $200 will be required to confirm your booking.

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