Forbes North students step into gold rush era on excursion

Forbes North students had a fascinating few days in Bathurst learning more about their history unit on gold.

Students stayed at the Bathurst Goldfields experiencing activities and life as it was in the 1850s.

They did line dancing, gold panning, visited a working blacksmith, cooked damper on an open fire, made mud bricks and played games children of that era played.

They also visited the Fossil and Mineral Museum, the Bathurst Motor Museum, the Bathurst Cemetery and Charles Sturt University where they had an interesting talk on stars and the solar system.

The school acknowledged Forbes Shire Council for their grant to subsidise the cost of the excursion for the children to ensure as many as possible could attend and enjoy the experience as a group.