The Colonial Gold Show

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The Colonial Gold Show
Time to Rush for GOLD! Based on the successful full day Show called The Gold Show, we are now offering a more interactive educational show. Teachers have asked for a more eventful, interactive, less anecdotal show and we have come up with this EXCITING, rivetting and hilarious live event called the GOLD RUSH.

THE GOLD RUSH school incursion starts in front of a nicely put out camp fire, with Ellen and Lucky talking about their trek to Ophir. Involving a massive selection of students from the Audience, Lucky takes them through the hard yakka on in Outback NSW, known as Bathurst. There the students encounter their peers who are also chosen from the audience to play out the roles of the Chinese miners. What a hilarious moment as the children are draped in Authentic 19th century Chinese gear and given a rocking cradle to rock the night away.

The discovery of gold was to give Australia its start as a nation. Gold was treated as ready money.

The GOLD RUSH school incursion is a 2 hour show based on the unit GOLD in the Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) Syllabus and can ALSO be incorporated in the Connected Outcomes Group Support Curriculum (C.O.G.S) Syllabus. Adapted to suit the National curriculum this shorter version of the real Gold Show is a great alternative allowing students to learn in an enjoyable way and participate as the GOLD RUSH comes alive right in front of them. The show heavily relies on students becoming involved and taking on the roles of characters as they, the students begin experiencing life on the goldfields.

The Colonial Gold Show is based on the unit GOLD in the Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) Syllabus and can ALSO be incorporated in the Connected Outcomes Group Support Curriculum (C.O.G.S) Syllabus. It allows students to learn in an enjoyable way and participate The Colonial Gold Show as the GOLD RUSH comes alive in front of them. The show heavily relies on students becoming involved and taking on the roles of characters as they, the students begin experiencing life on the goldfields.

The Colonial Gold Show school incursion presents a Gold Experience - living history of the diggings - a journey as seen through the eyes of the diggers on the Goldfields of New South Wales. This insight is presented by the characters from the gold diggings near Hill End and the Turon River of New South Wales in the Bathurst and Sofala area.

Students will meet Lucky, that’s his nickname on account of the luck he has on the diggings – or is it? They will get to laugh with his wife Ellen and be baffled with the antics of their hired help Bluey. The students will learn about Reef and Alluvial gold and the ways of mining each type in the 1850s, an era when the Military and Gold Commissioners had control of the gold fields. Let us take your school back to the period of time between 1851 from the first public discovery of gold at Ophir to 1855 and twelve months after Peter Lalor led the Eureka Stockade in Victoria and the Sovereign Queen is Queen Victoria of England.

With our Colonial Gold Show the students have every opportunity throughout the performance to interact with the characters. The performance interactively begins depicting each character conducting half hour demonstration throughout the first part of the morning focusing on the their life on the diggings, diet and food, games, mud brick building, gold panning, Miner’s Rights and the talk of rebellion against the Miner’s Licences with the digger’s cry “No Licence Without  Representation” and bushrangers.

The Colonial Gold Show - School IncursionThis will allow students to explore the influences gold had on the Australian identity. They will interact with the Troopers, nick named Joes and Traps, and hear the stories of the main characters and discover the reason they are in the Colony. A recruitment of troopers by the Sergeant of Troopers involves the children even more as they carry out a license hunt which results in the arrest of Lucky for not having his Licence.

It continues with the trial of the Lucky ... can he be Lucky again?

There is only one way to find out ... Call 1300 860 074 or view our website to enquire or book "The Gold Show" and let your students experience the most productive educational incursion in Australia.

THE GOLD SHOW is based on a LIVE INTERACTIVE SCHOOL SHOW and SCHOOL INCURSION

Prices start from $12.75 per child.

To view the learning outcomes the Gold Show Incursion meets 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.

 


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