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Have you planned the perfect City Experience excursion but have blanked on what to do once you get back to school?
We have you covered!
Here are a few activities that students can do post their Melbourne City Experience which will make them reflect on their time away from school.
1. Reflective Writing Task
Each night when students return home from the City Experience, get them to write a diary entry describing and reflecting on their experiences for the day: what they’ve seen, heard, learned, discovered, and any problems they have encountered. Once your City Experience is finished, students can complete an extended writing task in class, in which they evaluate and reflect on the whole experience.
Focus Questions for students to answer after their City Experience:
- Did you have trouble getting to the places you needed to be?
- Were the maps you had useful (did they help you find your way)?
- Did you work effectively as a team?
- Which was your favourite activity?
- What activities would you not do again?
- What were the highlights of the City Experience for you?
- What surprised you most about the city?
- What were the main problems you encountered?
- If you organised the City Experience next year, what changes would you make?
- Explain why you did or did not enjoy the City Experience as a whole.
2. Extended Writing Task
Get students to complete an extended writing task in which they both reflect on and evaluate their experiences from the Melbourne City Experience program. Using both their diary entries and their questions completed above, students are to write a thoughtful, fluent piece which describes and sums up their City Experience. The piece should show their thoughts, feelings, observations and what they’ve learnt, as well as any other material they have gathered over their time in the city.
3.Tourist Brochure for Melbourne
Get students to create a Tourist Brochure that showcases Melbourne as a holiday destination for visitors from interstate and overseas. To familiarize themselves with this format, students will need to collect some sample brochures from the Information Center in the city or at the different attractions that they visit throughout the day. If they have a camera to take along, they can take some photos of the places they visit to include in their brochure. The Eureka Skydeck is a great place for this as we have the best views of Melbourne!
To include a visit to Eureka Skydeck to your Melbourne City Experience next year, simply contact our Education Coordinator:
03 9693 8810
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