The whole day event is a perfect performance and resource which gives students an opportunity to interact with characters and experience life in Sydney Town in the early Colony of New South Wales 1788 - 1809 which is no longer accessible. Schools, children, students and teacher will have exclusive, almost never before seen access to the nation‘s fledgling beginnings as a penal colony.
The educational show is based on the Learning Outcomes of the Unit – “British Colonisation in Australia”, Stage 2 in the Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) Syllabus. This educational show can ALSO be incorporated in the (COGS.) Connected Outcomes Group Support Curriculum and also the National Curriculum of Australian History. While the show is aimed at Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 it is suitable for the entire primary school and high school students. The educational show allows students to participate as the colonial time span comes alive with authentic props and professional actors. The Colonial Show brings to life with utter realism the story of Australia's colonisation.
The show allows students to participate as the colonial time span comes alive with authentic props and professional actors. The Colonial Show brings to life with utter realism the story of Australia's colonisation.
The Colonial Show begins with the students being introduced to the larrikin Irish convict James Murphy and female convict Ann Fowles and experienced the hardships of the day and the oppression and tyranny they faced at the hands of the soldiers (Redcoats), and Sergeant Kennedy engages the students in the story of the Military.
The students relive the Voyage of the First Fleet, under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip, raising of the King’s Colours and participate in a recruitment of soldiers into the New South Wales Corp nicknamed the Rum Corps.
This is where the fun begins as your students and school experience the repercussions of the theft of damper and the arrest of the convict right in front of their eyes. The question is...
Can your students accurately become the magistrate for the trial of James Murphy and sentence him to a flogging?
Can they hold their wits and tell the story of the Black Velvet Band and how the British Government introduced the practise of Cribbing which framed tradesmen for the crime of theft.
Can they bear to hear the serious, yet funny stories of the characters and the reason they were sent to the Colony of NSW?
There is only one way to find out ... Call 1300 860 074 or view our website to enquire or book "The Colonial Show" and let your students experience the most productive educational incursion in Australia.
THE COLONIAL SHOW is based on a LIVE INTERACTIVE SCHOOL SHOW and SCHOOL INCURSION
To view the learning outcomes the Colonial Show Incursion supports and for more detailed information regarding this or our other shows, please click on the following link Iconic Performances Educational School Shows and click on your preferred show.