Stu­dents ex­pe­ri­ence ear­lier times

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

Sixty-seven stu­dents from Corowa Pub­lic School were wel­comed into the Corowa Fed­er­a­tion Mu­seum on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 19 to ex­pe­ri­ence what life ‘used to be like’.

They were in­volved in five hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties and many of the chil­dren seemed to think it would be “quite fun” liv­ing 100 years ago.

Stu­dents par­tic­u­larly en­joyed wash­ing clothes in the old Zwar wash­ing ma­chine. They were in­trigued to see how but­ter was made and en­joyed “pat­ting it into shape”.

The rather stern school teacher in the mu­seum class­room showed them what dis­ci­pline used to be like and they thought it would make you an­gry to have the cus­tom of­fi­cers on the John Fo­ord Bridge search your lug­gage ev­ery time you crossed the bridge.

The fi­nal ac­tiv­ity was hop­ping up into the buggy and be­ing told how to make the horse move off and bring him to a halt.

Mu­seum vol­un­teers en­joyed hav­ing the chil­dren in the mu­seum and were de­lighted to hear them say how much they en­joyed be­ing there.

Vol­un­teers believe en­cour­ag­ing the chil­dren to role play and take part in these ac­tiv­i­ties is a great way for them to come to an un­der­stand­ing of and in­ter­est in their her­itage.

The Corowa Fed­er­a­tion Mu­seum re­cently wel­comed 67 stu­dents from Corowa Pub­lic School.

The stu­dents par­took in many ac­tiv­i­ties that ex­posed them to what life used to be like.

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