SCHOOL VIS­ITS CAP­I­TAL

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ST PA­TRICK’S Catholic Pri­mary School’s Year 6 pupils have par­tic­i­pated in a whirl­wind ed­u­ca­tional jour­ney to the na­tion’s cap­i­tal, vis­it­ing some fa­mous faces along the way.

Stu­dents farewelled par­ents and car­ers in St Ge­orge on Sun­day night be­fore em­bark­ing on an adventure of a life­time.

The class reached Can­berra on Mon­day, where they vis­ited the Mu­seum of Aus­tralian Democ­racy and learned about Aus­tralia’s first fe­male sen­a­tor, Dorothy Tangney, and Aus­tralia’s first indige­nous sen­a­tor, Neville Bon­ner.

At the mu­seum, the pupils were able to ap­ply every­thing they had learned in class into real-life ex­pe­ri­ence.

In an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity, the stu­dents met with his Ex­cel­lency, Gov­er­nor-Gen­eral Sir Peter Cos­grove at Govern­ment House.

Stu­dents were then able to let their hair down and en­joy all the sci­en­tific thrills at The Na­tional Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre, bet­ter known as Ques­ta­con.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BIG ADVENTURE: Year 6 pupils from St Pa­trick’s school meet Sir Peter Cos­grove at Govern­ment House in Can­berra on Mon­day.

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