Mount Canobolas – ‘Then and now’

Year 3 spent Friday 1st June exploring the history and heritage of Mount Canobolas. They began the day at Borenore caves, investigating its indigenous heritage as a site of high cultural importance and the cave formation following the last volcanic eruption.

Following this they moved onto Swinging Bridge Vineyard, at which current parent Tom Ward taught the students about the move to viticulture related agri-tourism on the mountain. The students learnt about pruning, collected soil samples and calculated the mathematics involved in grape production.

From here they headed to Mandagery Creek Venison, where current parents Sophie and Tim Hansen educated the students about venison farming. The students observed deer in the yards, measured the heights of the unusually large fences and investigated the export market for venison. Tim was kind enough to give them all a piece of antler to take home!

Now back at school, the students are building replica models of Mount Canobolas as part of a STEM project to showcase its change of usage through the ages.

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