Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Introduction: 4B students from Liddiard Road Primary School
Liddiard Road Primary School is located in Traralgon, Victoria, Australia. Traralgon is approximately a 2 hour drive from the state capital of Melbourne.
Liddiard Road is a school of 300 students with the vast majority speaking English only. The school has an Indigenous program and actively incorporates Aboriginal culture in the curriculum and supports indigenous students. Refugees from Sudan have recently moved to the area and have become part of the school culture with some students speaking other languages such as Dinka and Nuer.
The students in class 4B range from 9 to 11 years of age and are enthusiastic about using ICT in the classroom.
The celebration 4B will be investigating is the Spring Racing Carnival:
Spring is the season of Horse Racing in Australia with the biggest events making up the Spring Racing Carnival held in Melbourne. Feature events include Caulfield Guineas, Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate, Melbourne Cup, Derby Day, Oaks Day and Stakes Day. Races are held at several iconic race tracks including Caulfield, Flemington and The Valley. The Spring Racing Carnival attracts international and local trainers, celebrities, punters and spectators. The so called 'Race that stops the nation' is the Melbourne Cup which has its own public holiday!