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Year 1 Excursion to Tropical Fruit World


​The excursion was the finale of our Geography Unit for Semester 2 where we learnt about Natural, Managed and Constructed features of a place, and how to care for these.

On arrival at the fruit farm the children boarded an informative tractor ride which meandered down through the various orchard and fruit crops to the valley below.  They stopped along the way to pick a banana off a bunch for themselves and enjoy the local environment. 

Once down near the man-made lake, they entered "Treasure Island".  This is the main irrigation reserve for the farm.  Here, they experienced a train ride around the wetland area, saw many waterbirds, turtles and water dragons.  We then enjoyed a leisurely boat cruise around the island and floated into the Animal Nursery Area.  The children LOVED this area!  They were give the opportunity to feed donkeys, sheep, goats, emus, kangaroos and chickens, and met a lovely Clydesdale Horse "Stanley."  We also saw a carpet snake up in the rafters!!

From here we walked back to a lovely open space on Treasure Island.  The children had free play on a variety of playground equipment and arranged their own cricket and basketball games. 

Thank you to our parent helpers on the day. 

We recommend you visit with the family.