An­cient His­tory Ex­cur­sion

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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.

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