Year 9 Melbourne Experience

Last week our Year 9 students enjoyed their two-day Melbourne Experience, catching trains into the city independently and enjoying an activity of their choice each day.

They ice skated at O’Brien Icehouse, lived on the edge almost 300 metres above Melbourne at Eureka Tower, challenged themselves at Hardrock Climbing, admired the animals at Melbourne Zoo, ate delicacies at Queen Victoria Market and took to the water at St Kilda Beach for some paddle boarding.

Melbourne Experience is designed to enable students to apply information learned in the classroom to the real world. The aim is to build independence and resilience when manoeuvring around the city and negotiating public transport, as well as exposing students to various sights and activities on offer.

And as you can see from the photo below, our Year 9s made the most of their trip to Eureka Tower where they convinced teacher Carolyn Howard (left) to join them in the Edge experience where they had a fabulous view over Melbourne from a glass box!

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