We had a fantastic Year 9 City Challenge this year!
Each day began with roll call in Federation Square. For some of our students it was the first time that they had travelled on public transport without their family. Some groups of students took the opportunity to arrive early and have breakfast before meeting teachers.
Students were given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the City. Reading maps and arriving at meeting points on time were skills that they learned and honed across the week.
Our students explored the City of Melbourne through multiple subjects including Art, through stops to investigate key Street Art locations and History, which included a tour of the Shrine of Remembrance. At the Shrine, some of the students had the opportunity to dress up in authentic uniforms from World War One. This was a great introduction to our study of Australia’s involvement in WW1.
Other activities included ice skating, a tour of ETIHAD Stadium and a visit to Scots Church and St Paul’s Cathedral. Apart from admiring the beautiful architecture and stained glass windows, students also took time out for prayer and reflection. The Year 9s spent time recording their thoughts and experiences in their journals and writing poetry expressing their feelings about being in the City.
We are very proud of our students for being such active participants in the City Challenge; learning and exploring the great City of Melbourne.
Northside Christian College
31 McLeans Rd, Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia
Phone: 03 9467 2499