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On Wednesday 8 June, the Year 11 English as an Additional Language and English B class visited the Migration Museum. As the boys had been studying migration trends and reasons for migration in the classroom, it was a beneficial experience to explore this topic further. After walking through the Botanic Gardens, the boys explored three exhibitions at the Museum. They learnt about the Pavers initiative, where descendants of migrants can have paving stones dedicated to their ancestors who came to Australia, as well as how migration developed throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

During their time at the Migration Museum, the boys learnt about the after-effects of the White Australia Policy, child migrant workers and current reasons why migrants choose Australia as their new home. It was an eye-opening experience and allowed the boys to engage with a range of historical accounts and records that complemented their current class activities.

Rose Harvey
Coordinator of English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Image source: Australian Museums and Galleries Associations