Tag Archives: Tasmania

My day in a comic

Kevin has challenged us this week to present our day in a sentence, with a cartoon, so I have tried to portray my week’s trip to Tasmania with years 9 and 10 students, using toondoo to create the comic. We had a great time and the highlight for many of the students was a visit to zoodoo wildlife park.

 

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A visit to historic Pt Arthur, Tasmania

Pt Arthur is of great historical significance to European settlement in Australia. It is a place of great but haunting beauty.

A great day in Tasmania

Day two quickly dawned and after a hearty breakfast, we were off to keep our appointment with Cadbury’s chocolate factory. The factory at Claremont is the largest chocolate factory in the world but unfortunately, has now stopped taking tours through its factory area.

 

However, undeterred, we managed to boost the sales at the factory sales outlet shop substantially and sat through a talk and video regarding the chocolate making process.

  Next stop was the historic town of Richmond which boasts the oldest bridge in Australia – a bridge built by early convict labour. The ducks are still at the bridge park area and the students enjoyed their company. A walk into town allowed us to see the century old buildings and quaint shops that have arisen due to the popularity of this tourist town. After lunch, we arrived slightly early to our next destination of Zoodoo wildlife park, where we were able to see so much Australian wildlife – Tasmanian devils, sugar gliders, wallabies, emus etc This park was so fantastic that it justifies a whole post being devoted to it. This post will be written when time permits.

Discovery tours of Hobart followed and the day was complete with a visit to the movies at night time.