Students experience earlier times
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.