The Colonial Show

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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8 thoughts on “The Colonial Show

  1. Hey Miss V! The video that you put together about the Grade 4’s Colonial dress up day is great! I watched it, and remembered how some kids (including myself) were locked in the “cage”. I f one of the convicts in the cage died, I would definitely NOT be eating the person!!! I loved dressing up for the colonial day.
    Layla 🙂 😉 😀

    • I’m glad you enjoyed watching the video Layla. It was such a fun and entertaining day. I wonder what interesting things you learnt?

      From Miss V 🙂

  2. Hi,
    I just wanted to say that your slide show and pictures were amazing. I wish I could have been there to join in on the fun.
    What was your favorite part of the day?

    • Hi Tia,
      My name is Jasmine, thank-you for commenting on our blog. Yes the ‘Colonial Show’ was very fun and everyone looked funny dressed up in convict clothes. My favourite part of the day was when Sergent. Kennedy called a group up including me to do a dance that the convicts used to do so they could be fit when they reached New Holland (Australia).
      From Jasmine 🙂 😛 😀 😉

  3. Hello,
    I really enjoyed watching your slide show, it had some great photos. I would of loved to have dressed up and learnt as well. I was just wondering whether you enjoyed the day or not?
    Thanks Izzy

    • Hi Izzy,
      My name is Jasmine, thank-you for leaving a comment on our blog. The ‘Colonial Show’ was a really fun day and yes I did enjoy the day. I wonder what you would’ve dressed up as if you were there?

      From Jasmine 🙂 😛 😀 😉

  4. Hi Miss V
    That day was so fun i loved. Did you? I learned so much. I showed my mum the video and she loved it and so did i.
    From Georgia

    • Thanks for commenting Georgia. I had a great day also. I’m glad your mum liked the viedo. What was your favourite part of the day?

      Miss V

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