School Excursions

The walking tour where students learn how to shape history!


$15 Per Student
Minimum booking of 15 or equivalent payment
Runs Weekdays
Contact us for availability
60 Minutes
Tour Duration

Uncover the stories of the remarkable women behind Canberra.

This highly interactive and captivating walking tour takes students to iconic Australian locations, sharing the inspiring and unexpected story of the creation of our nation. On the tour, students learn how to shape a nation from the pioneering, defiant and unexpected women who voted in 1856, federated a nation in 1901 and changed Australia’s constitution in 1967. At each stop, students receive a unique ‘How To’ recipe card breaking down the techniques and strategies these women used to shape history. This tour looks at the impact of colonisation, the gold rush, federation, war, social movements and immigration. Students will leave with a transformed view of history, inspired to reflect on how they too can shape our nation.

Experience
➪ Visit 6 iconic Australian sites in the National Triangle (including a secret bunker!).

➪ Students receive six unique recipe postcards detailing how diverse Australian women have shaped history. These recipes equip students to think critically about the techniques and strategies they can use to shape history.

➪ Students will be inspired by dynamic guides with years of experience in delivering high school programs. All guides are trained in first aid and have received their COVID-19 vaccinations.

➪ To foster ongoing learning, the recipe cards students receive will feature QR codes. These codes directly link to the sources behind the tour's stories. This empowers students (and teachers) to learn more about these women's stories after the tour.

Learning Outcomes
A deeper understanding of social change
Students will come away with a deeper understanding of the role Australian women played in social movements during the 20th century. They will gain insight into the context, significance, motivations and methods employed by women to create change.

Increased Empathy
Our tours offer the opportunity for students to develop increased empathy and understanding towards others. As students hear about diverse people's lives from different time periods, contexts and cultures they are invited to see life from another perspective.

Enhanced Critical Thinking Skills
This tour is designed to get students to think critically. By sharing stories of freedom, equality, injustice, struggle, loss, achievement, courage and triumph, we encourage students to think critically about our shared past, present and future.

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