Werribee Mansion

On Monday the 28th and Tuesday the 29th of May, our grade 1-2 students visited the Werribee Mansion. The aim of this excursion was to support our Inquiry learning around the past and the present. Students participated in a range of activities including a tour of the mansion, dress ups and a visit to some old farm buildings. Read some of their thoughts below:

Zuhair: My favourite part of Werribee Mansion was washing the clothes. I learnt you needed wood in the past to get the dirt off clothes.

Lien: I was grating the soap like they did in the olden days. The soap was used to wash clothes. It smelled a bit bad like rotten butter!

Brandon: We went to the wet room where we learnt about washing clothes. We had a tour of the Werribee Mansion with the butler.

The St Albans Show

Today we were very lucky to have Joseph Ribarow come in to talk to us about the history of St Albans. He showed us lots of pictures and explained how life has changed from the past to the present in our local community. Here are some of the interesting things we learnt:

In the past, people at school had to get their water from the water tank – David


Joe didn’t have to wear a uniform to school – Hamionie


There was no K-Mart, the shops were smaller – Susan


Joe was born in Germany and he is 69 years old. He lived with his family in a one room bungalow – Marline

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