Lessons Afloat offers a unique educational combination: an exciting outdoor school excursion coupled with close-up exposure to many of the most interesting and significant locations in our history and contemporary life.
“…a unique on-water educational school excursion experience…”
Lessons Afloat takes your group on an unforgettable eyewitness tour of the places that formed our nation and its people. But this is also a working harbor where the practical aspects of modern maritime work and tradition are waiting to be discovered by young minds.
A day of vivid learning experiences begins the moment your group steps aboard one of the heritage Rosman Cruises vessels. Water transport was the lifeblood of the early colony and all Lessons Afloat excursions are conducted on ferries that still provide this essential service.
Your group will be in the care of an excursion leader and fully qualified crew with decades of experience. Each ferry has two decks and a in-house PA system. Worksheets are sent to the school prior to the outing, geared directly to the syllabus aims. Once onboard every student then receives their own a map of Sydney Harbour on which to follow their journey.
Lessons Afloat has a wide range of tailored excursions created to meet the needs of students from Kindergarten to Year 12. It also offers outings relevant to University and TAFE students whose courses deal with the visual arts, engineering, the environment, and the social and industrial history of Sydney and its Harbour. Individual unit content includes:
* Familiar landmarks; * Shelter; * Transport; * The wet and dry environments;
* Sydney’s bridges; * Barangaroo; * Our National Parks; * The British colony;
* The working city; * The impact of government; * Tourism; * Commerce;
* World War II; * Navigation skills; * Visual art and the Harbour.
Each Lessons Afloat outing combines thrilling visual experiences with the stimulation of seeing the places where Australian history was made. Viewed from the water, geography becomes real. Your group will pass almost within touching distance of Sydney Cove, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison – the notorious “Pinchgut” island where rebellious convicts were left alone as punishment with just bread and water.
Lessons Afloat ferries will take your group to close-up views of exclusive locations inaccessible by land. These include Admiralty House (the Sydney home of the Governor-General), Shark Island (optional onshore visit can be organised), Kirribilli House (the official Sydney home of the Prime Minister), and Garden Island, where the massive warships of the Royal Australian Navy are berthed.
Lessons Afloat excursions on Sydney Harbour provide students with a broad range of stimulating fieldwork opportunities: observation, recording, mapping and exploration of the different issues that surround our modern waterfront environment. These are vibrant outings that the students will never forget.
Half day Excursion 10:00 to 12:00 or 12:00 to 14:00
Full day excursion 10:00 to 14:00 (includes a stop ashore for lunch at Clifton Gardens or Watsons Bay)
Visit www.lessonsafloat.com.au to book an excursion with a real difference.