IEC Excursion to Sydney CBD
On Tuesday 1st of December, 2015 Miss Yip, Mr Shamouel and myself had the pleasure of escorting the IEC students on an excursion to Sydney.
We wanted to give the students the opportunity to experience city life: the sights, the sounds and the smells, whilst practising their English language skills.
We travelled by train to Town Hall station. The students asked and paid for their own tickets and learnt how to read train timetables.
We alighted at Town Hall station and walked through the Queen Victoria Building, admiring the enormous Christmas tree, clock and many beautiful shops. From there, we walked to Martin Place, the Myer Food Hall in Pitt St Mall and Hyde Park, where we stopped for morning tea. We then visited St Marys Cathedral, where many students: lit candles, prayed for their loved ones in The Middle East and bought gifts for family and friends.
We then proceeded to Circular Quay and caught a ferry to Darling Harbour. This was such a wonderful experience because for many; it was their first time on a ferry. Sydney did not disappoint us; the weather was perfect and The Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge looked stunning against the glistening water.
Finally, it was time to head back home. We walked back to Wynyard station to aboard a train; returning to Fairfield station by 3pm.
We had a lovely day and I am pleased to say that the IEC student’s behaviour was exemplary.
Since then the IEC students have been researching the famous landmarks we visited and presenting the information in power point presentations.
I would like to thank Miss Yip and Mr Shamuel for their kind assistance on this day.