Ancient History Excursion
During Week 9, the Year 11 and 12 students travelled to Brisbane for a 3 day combined Ancient History, Hospitality and Excellence Camp. During this time, the students got to experience many exciting activities such as attending the musical, “My Fair Lady”, participating in a Barista Training Course and for the Ancient History students, the most exciting event was attending an Ancient Roman archaeological dig held at the Abbey museum in Caboolture. The students were taken back in time as they wandered the museum of ancient artefacts from Rome and Egypt. The students had their own personal tour guide for the day, who gave the students a detailed outline of the museum and its contents. From there it was on to the actual dig itself. The site had been set and sectioned off. The students received their own personal tools and a section to work on in pairs. They found several artefacts, including a skeleton. Each pair had to identify the artefacts discovered and record using correct archaeological methods. By the end of the day the students had come up with multiple scenarios on what had happened in this ancient Roman house and how the human remains got there. It was a fantastic adventure for the students and they were able to gain some hands on experience working with trained archaeologists. It was a day that they thoroughly enjoyed.