On Wednesday the 23rd of March, The grade 5/6s went to an excursion to the Eureka tower by train. It is the tallest building in Melbourne and is very interesting.
We went up the Eureka tower by an elevator and it was annoying. We saw the view of the city and it was awesome. Some people got a chance to go to the edge but I didn’t. One part of it has gold glass.
After the Eureka tower we walked to a garden near the MCG and had lunch there. Then we walked to cooks cottage witch is Captain James cook’s parent’s house. It was bought to Australia from Yorkshire. It is the oldest building in Australia.
Next, we went to treasury garden and it had a building were all the treasure from the gold rush is stored. It must be very well guarded.
Lastly, we went to the parliament of Victoria and took a picture in the stairs with the police officer!
It was a very a fun and interesting excursion & I really enjoyed it.
Yesterday we were very excited because we were going up to Eureka sky deck 88. We got our bags together and set off walking to the train station. We were about to cross a crossing when the boom gates sounded. A train was approaching going the way we wanted to go. We ran to the train station to where the other group was waiting. We found it was not our train and there was no need to run because our train was 10 minutes away. We had a quick count and then we waited for the train. I was playing chopsticks (hand game) with my friend when the boom gates sounded for the second time.
We got on the train and it started moving. It was quite noisy in the train because students were chatting. I’m not really sure any of the other passengers enjoyed it. It was Flinders street station we got off at. Straight away we saw that 287m tall Eureka Tower imbedded in the 24-carrot gold its top gleaming like nothing else in the city. It seemed amazing that we were such a lucky school to be doing this and going up to the tallest tower in Melbourne. It was a long time before group one finally departed. After I was going to pay for the edge, which is a little glass box with special chemicals that erased the effect of no windows so that there was a glass floor. Looking down at it was really scary one student actually cried! Finally the edge was over and we got out.
Cooks’ cottage is a little cottage built in Yorkshire England that Captain Cook’s parents lived in and they had it transported to Australia (New Holland in that time) and had every brick placed in the right spot perfectly rebuilt to be a structure in Melbourne. It got shipped on the ship Port Dunedin.
Next we went to the treasury building via the treasury gardens apparently, the treasury building was meant to carry the gold from the gold rush and it was heavily guarded by well, I don’t really know but it was definitely heavily guarded by the thing what ever it was. It was built during the gold rush and Miles Lewis who was a famous architectural historian described it as “The finest public building exterior in Melbourne. It was time for parliament house. In 1851 Melbourne was in need of a parliament house where all the politicians could meet. It turned into a competition with who could bring up the best design. Charles Parsley a former soldier and military engineer dominated the competition and Peter Kerr a Scottish architect later changed his design. We got on the train via parliament house and went home and go to Moreland Primary School.