The Immersion Room will bring Sovereign Hill into your classroom! During the 1850s Australian Gold Rush, many Chinese people came to Australia in search of a fortune. Students will get a taste of life as a Chinese digger by wearing traditional clothes, pigtails and carry different loads balanced on a bamboo pole, just like the diggers used to!They will "pan" for gold and use traditional balancing scales to weigh thier findings. Students will also experience being troopers, checking miners for their gold licences and chaining those without one to a log! Through these experiences, students will be exposed to the harsh realities of life as a Chinese miner, at the same time appreciate the contributions these first Chinese settlers have made to our beautiful nation.
Primary Stage 2 (Y3-4), Primary Stage 3 (Y5-6)