The Colonial Show
Last Friday, all Grade 4’s took part in a Colonial Show incursion. We all came to school dressed in Colonial clothes. There were many convicts and soldiers upon us.
The day began by assembling out on bottom yard where we met a convict by the name of Anne Fowles. We were taught about life in London before the First Fleet for a convict. We were then ordered by the sergeant to line up and to board one of the six ships of the First Fleet, heading to New Holland.
We boarded the ships and sailed for four months to Australia. Whilst on the ships we learnt about how the convicts lived aboard. They were divided into small pens and were all chained together. The conditions were very poor as there were no toilets and many people were seasick aboard the ship.
Once the Fleet had arrived at it’s destination, we learnt all about the building of the Colony in 1806. We found out about the lady with the Black Velvet Band and how she worked with the Government to convict tradesmen to set sail to the new land.
We had a great day and learnt a lot about the First Fleet and how Australia came to be.
I wonder what other interesting facts you learnt on the day? Post your comments here.
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