Pilliga Public School students recently returned from an action-packed week in Sydney.
The year 2 to 6 students were accompanied by Pilliga Public School principal Seonaid Stewart and teacher Keith Whitbourne, during their great adventure in the big smoke.
On the trip, Students rubbed shoulders with royals and celebrities at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Darling Harbour, and also spotted sharks and schools of colourful fish at the nearby aquarium.
The Pilliga students were encouraged to ‘step back in time’ as part of the Walking Rocks Tour through the preserved landscape of Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood – The Rocks.
Students dressed up as convicts, doctors, nurses and architects as part of the educational tour.
Mrs Stewart said a highlight of the trip was seeing the Erths Dinosaur Zoo spectacular at the Opera House.
The interactive show features an amazing, life-like cast of large dinosaur puppets.
Mrs Stewart said Pilliga, Gwabegar, Giralambone and Hermidale school students were lucky enough to speak to the show’s creator, Daniel Jones after the performance.
Mr Jones also kindly gave the students free entry because they attend rural schools.
The Pilliga students said another highlight was testing their chopstick skills while eating Yum Cha, at a Chinese restaurant.
“The whole trip was absolutely brilliant,” said principal Mrs Stewart.
She said ‘about half’ of the students had never visited Sydney before nor travelled on a train, so it was a particularly extraordinary trip for them.
Although one student did make a comment about there ‘being too many people’ in Sydney.
Mrs Stewart wanted to make special mention of school captain Tallen Robinson, who she said ‘was very helpful’ during the excursion.
“Tallen was a star and I thank him for his efforts,” she added.