Year 3 – Commemorations Excursion: Community and Remembrance

mlhm excursions01The Commemorations Excursion program for year three is all go from the moments students arrive.  They have a ball! The program was awarded a National Trust Qld Silver Community Award in 2013 and was funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

The programs is engaging and hands on for year 3 students and is three hours on site.  The museum can accommodate 50 students on site at a time.  With two overlapping sessions, that means up to 100 students can enjoy the excursion on a single day.

As well as the excursion itself, schools attending are provided access to a number of resources:

  • Unit Plan
  • Pre and Prost excursion activities and worksheets
  • PowerPoint presentations on Symbols and Heroes.

Onsite Excursion Activities include:

Where’s Woody search for symbols

Students search for ‘Woody the Horse’ icons about the museum to discover the symbols of the ANZACs and Australian Light Horse.  Students break up into troops of 6 to do this.

Group Training Sessions

Students rotate around three training sessions:

  • Care of a warhorse – live demonstrations of some of the tasks soldiers need to do to care for their warhorse.
  • WWI Weapons Handling – A trained instructor shows students about the safe handling of  WWI weapons
  • Raising the Flag – students learn the protocols around raising the Australian Flag

Honouring ANZAC heroes –

Students honour some of our ANZAC heroes by hearing their story, and placing poppies.

Like Demonstrations

Two live demonstrations are included int he day:

–  Live horseback tent-pegging – student witness a top tent pegged in action

–  Flag raising ceremony – students wittiness a formal flag raising ceremony with a firing party (firing blank cartridges) – an unforgettable end to the day.

On booking an excursion, the school will be provided with details on  accessing to the excursion resources online.

Cost: $10/student

For bookings, please contact Janis Hanley 0412615483 or email her on

Click here to view the classroom resources


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