Thursday, 03 June 2021

Year One students take a trip back in time

Subiaco Primary School students visited the museum last week to find out how life used to be without mobile phones, the internet or even fridges.

The visit focussed on how families and domestic life has changed over the years and taught the Year One class how people used to heat their homes, keep their food cold, do their washing and fix their clothes – all without the comforts and ease of modern technology.

The class donned white gloves to explore objects, such as quills and old wooden toys, and tried on costumes that helped transport them back in time.

They also viewed a number of photographs depicting Subiaco in years gone by, including a picture of their very own school dated around 1900.

“Thank you for the wonderful and highly relevant learning experiences provided to visiting students from Subiaco Primary School,” Year One Teacher Lia Maroni said.

“We are so lucky to have a resource like the Subiaco Museum on our doorstep and see the rich history of Subiaco on show.”

All children received an entry ticket from the museum inviting them back with their families, with one student ready at 6am the very next day for her return visit.

Museum visits are open to all schools and are free for local primary schools. A museum visit can be combined with a visit to Subiaco Library.

The museum is open to the general public for free and exhibitions are changed up regularly. Find out more.

The City is always on the lookout for new volunteers to help run these visits. If you’re interested in finding out more, call 9237 9351 or email
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