Year 9/10 students have the opportunity to travel to Melbourne CBD, a significant location in Australia’s history as a nation. Over the course of the camp, students participate in tours of locations considered culturally significant including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australian Open venues, Melbourne Shrine and Chinatown. They reflect on the role of sports in Australian identity and the presence of multiculturalism.
The students also embrace the range of art forms that are celebrated in Melbourne. They tour the Melbourne Arts Centre, gaining an understanding of the various performance spaces and the cultural art works commissioned during the building’s design period. The group also
visit a number of sculptures and displays, while searching for examples of the street art Melbourne is famous for.
Students also have the opportunity to watch a musical or play that is being shown in one of Melbourne’s many theatres. Throughout the tour, students are immersed in the city’s energy, experiencing a world louder and more vibrant than their classrooms.