Today our grade 2 and grade 3 students spent time learning some local history. Our town is the home of the historic Sullivan Mine and the Underground Mining Railway. We would like to thanks The Kimberley Underground Mining Railway and Historical Society for taking the time to make this experience possible for our students.
Today students had the opportunity to learn in a natural environment and experience things first-hand and from primary resources, rather than texts and real objects rather than photos.
They had the chance to touch, feel, and listen to what they’re learning about which helps them build on classroom instruction, gain a better understanding of the topic, and expose them to worlds outside their own.
Learning local history is much more meaningful when it involves a mining tour and a ride along the rails. Students learnt about life as a miner, hard rock mining and some of the equipment used in the Sullivan Mine.