The City Experience program, conducted in term 3, offers Year 9 students the opportunity to explore and familiarise themselves with the many facets of the Melbourne CBD.
For a week the CBD becomes the classroom; the context for real world learning associated with the Humanities curriculum, ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ unit.
Each day students organised in form groups and then smaller ‘tribes’, participate in excursions to a range of CBD landmarks undertaking a range of learning activities. Blocks of self-managed time are also a program feature.
This engaging, open-ended activity inspires learning, promotes independence and facilitates lessons in time management, organisation, communication, and the use of public transport. It’s great fun too!