The Year 5 and 6 students had the pleasure of visiting the Immigration Museum last Friday. It was a great way to learn about immigrants to Australia and the situations they faced leaving their home country and adapting to their new one. In the education session, students learnt about real migrants through the investigation of personal artifacts in a luggage case. They were able to identify the individual, their country of origin and the reason for migrating to Victoria. Other exhibits in the museum highlighted thoughts and feelings of leaving their homeland, Australia’s immigration timeline and the importance of acknowledging Indigenous Australians who inhabited our country thousands of years before the first European settlement.
Finally, the Mahatma Gandhi exhibit was explored. Mahatma Gandhi’s immigration success story, personal transformation and experiences are an inspiration to all.