The Kinchela Public School recently took their whole school to South West Rocks as part of their history and geography units.
The focus was on people and their relationships to spaces and man-made structures and the impact they have on the environment.
The school visited the Boyters Lane Wetlands situated near Jerseyville on the lower Macleay.
It is classified as a coastal wetland containing both fresh and salt water wetland areas, estuarine inlets and grassland.
It rained while the school was in attendance and as they were huddled under a tree attempting to protect themselves from the worst of the downpours, Ruby informed Ms Reid that "of course it would rain here, it's a wetland."
The school erupted in laughter.
The rain did not deter students though who had a wonderful time exploring.
The school then travelled to Trial Bay Gaol at Arakoon and toured the amazing historical landmark.
The students loved exploring inside the gaol and learned about what life was like for those interned there.
Many were mortified at the conditions interns endured during the war.
Students then walked along the Monument Hill walking track and learned how, and why, the monument was built by German internees from the nearby Trial Bay Gaol.
The walk itself through the heathlands was very rewarding, with spectacular coastal views.
Students finished the day with a play at the local park, discussing the effects these landmarks have on the local area and the importance of communal spaces for community well-being.
A great day was had by all.
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