How Does Your Garden Grow?
The supervision ratio is 1:10 for primary groups and 1:15 for secondary groups. Teachers and parents attend free of charge at these ratios. One carer per student with special needs will be admitted free of charge.
Each additional visitor will be charged at the concession rate of $12.
About the program
Students investigate how food is grown, discuss healthy food choices and play 19th-century games within the inspiring surroundings of a historic working estate and its lush gardens.
In the kitchen garden students learn about the life cycle of domestic food plants and gain first-hand experience of cultivation by planting a seed, to take home with them. These experiences are complemented by a short walk to discover some of the ways the local Aboriginal people sourced their food and cared for the land.
In the colonial kitchen students are encouraged to think about healthy food choices and then move to the Wentworth family's sumptuous dining room to to examine a dinner-party menu from 1851.
The teacher-led section of the program includes a walk to the waterfall and playing 19th-century games such as croquet, cup and ball, skittles, hoops and quoits.
Confirmation, payment & cancellation
You can alter your booking numbers up until 7 days prior to your visit.
We will call you a week before your booking to confirm final numbers and requirements.
You will be invoiced for the full cost of your program a week prior to your booking.
Payment can be made by Credit Card, EFTPOS or cheque (payable to Historic Houses Trust of NSW).
Cancellations made within 7 days of a booking will incur the full cost for the program.
Cancellations made within 2 weeks of your visit will be invoiced for 50% of the total booking.
Cancellations must be made in writing.
Stage 1 History
The Past in the Present
Key inquiry questions:
- What aspects of the past can you see today?
- How have changes in technology shaped our daily life?
HT1-3 Describes the effects of changing technology on people’s lives over time
HT1-4 Demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication
Stage 1 Science and Technology
ST1-10LW Describes external features, changes in and growth of living things
ST1-11LW Describes ways that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things
Stage 1 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
ALS1.6 Participates in physical activity, recognising that it can be both enjoyable and important for health
PHS1.12 Recognises that positive health choices can promote wellbeing
Complementary programs: Child's Play
Plan Your Visit
Please plan to arrive before the start time of your booked program to allow for cloaking, toilet visits and/or a refreshment break for the students. If you arrive late, some elements and activities may need to be cut from the program to keep to the scheduled finish time.
Large groups will be divided up into smaller groups for activities in the museums.
Bags, food and drinks are not permitted in the museums and cloaking facilities are provided.
Photography policies vary between the museums so please ask a member of staff for details.
Teachers and carers are required to remain with their groups at all times.
Disciplining students remains the responsibility of teachers and carers accompanying the group.
Please let us know before your visit if any of your students have special needs or learning difficulties so we can plan to accommodate their needs during the visit.
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