March Excursion – Melbourne Museum
Facilitating fun and educational activities is an important part of our English courses, helping students see the “real” Australia. Students enjoyed getting out of the classroom and meeting and interacting with other ELICOS students from other classes and levels.ELICOS General English students travelled to Melbourne Museum on an multi-class excursion on Tuesday, 5th March 2019.
Over 50 ELICOS General English students, along with 3 teachers, participated in the subsidised excursion to the natural and cultural history museum located in Carlton Gardens, adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building. This is also the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere!
Students explored the Forest Gallery – the living heart of the museum and home to tall trees and wondrous wildlife.
Science and Life Gallery at the west end – where you’ll find bugs, dinosaurs, fossils, animals, human biology and more.
In the Melbourne Gallery, students traced the city’s history through over 1,200 objects representing important milestones – be sure not to miss the famous Phar Lap display! This legendary racehorse’s record-breaking wins remains one of the museum’s best-loved exhibits.
Together, students learned about the Earth’s structure from hundreds of specimens from Museum Victoria’s geological collections, touched ropey lava from Hawaii and watched an interactive 3D cinema, to see how magma flows in subterranean tunnels or hurtles out of volcanoes:
In the Mind and Body Gallery, Rod and Chloe (ELICOS teachers) showed their students about the workings of the human body and how multilingualism affects the human’s mind:
Excursions such as this allow students to enjoy themselves in an out-of-classroom English-speaking context, allowing them to meet and interact with students from other classes and levels.