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Gold Rush - the 2 hour educational experience on the Discovery of Gold
Australia Wide - 365 days a year

Product Description

Time to Rush for GOLD.  Based on the successful full day Show called The Gold Show, we are now offering a shorter more interactive educational school incursion show. Teacher have asked for a shorter, more eventful, less anecdotal show and we have come up with this EXCITING, rivetting and hilarious live event called the GOLD RUSH.

THE GOLD RUSH school incursion starts in front of a nicely put out camp fire, with Ellen and Lucky talking about their trek to Ophir. Involving a massive selection of students from the Audience, Lucky takes them through the hard yakka on in Outback NSW, known as Bathurst. There the students encounter their peers who are also chosen from the audience to play out the roles of the Chinese miners. What a hilarious moment as the children are draped in Authentic 19th century Chinese gear and given a rocking cradle to rock the night away.

The GOLD RUSH school incursion is a 2 hour show based on the unit GOLD in the Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) Syllabus and can ALSO be incorporated in the Connected Outcomes Group Support Curriculum (C.O.G.S) Syllabus. Adapted to suit the National curriculum this shorter version of the real Gold Show is a great alternative allowing students to learn in an enjoyable way and participate as the GOLD RUSH comes alive right in front of them. The show heavily relies on students becoming involved and taking on the roles of characters as they, the students begin experiencing life on the goldfields.

The show continues with a brief encounter of the trial of Lucky, however if convicted, you will need to book the Gold Show to witness the hilarious and often highly spoke of Flogging of the Miner (which every student loves to see) if found guilty.

This show is the perfect way to star of the unit "Gold" or a clencher in summarizing what they have learnt in class. Ideal in helping students, encouraging them, stimulating their interest in Australian History and developing a taste of Australia and how it began.

There is only one way to find out if Lucky will be Lucky and that is to book THE GOLD RUSH school incursion and let your students experience the most productive and worthwile educational incursion in Australia right in the safety of your school grounds.

The question is "Are you or your students LUCKY" enough?

The GOLD RUSH school incursionShow is an experience right in the safety of your school grounds. It is a perfect event to have at your school to encourage, stimulate or enhance what the students are learning and is one of the best educational resources in Australia.

The GOLD RUSH school incursion was written by qualified and experienced school teachers and is well scripted to enhance the learning outcomes taught in the school classroom.

  1. Viewpoints of women, & of Chinese & British people about events, people & actions associated with the Gold Rush era in Australia.

  2. Outlines the effect that events from the past have had on a particular issue of significance.

  3. Evaluates alternative views about the use of the natural & built environments.

  4. Highlights significant events that have shaped Australia’s identity, including the discovery of gold, colonial exploration & expansion.

  5. Critically investigates the contributions of significant events & people to Australian heritage, using a variety of primary & secondary sources.

  6. Constructs sequences of events & periods.

  7. Encourages audience to select appropriate sources of information by observing, identifying, finding, displaying, evaluating & reflecting.

  8. Allows audience participation in activities & discussions.

  9. Allows students to read, view, listen to & talk about a range of subject matter.

  10. Allows audience to accept specific roles & responsibilities.

  11. And many many more.

The Gold RUSH is available for the following school levels:

  • Year 1 to Year 6, Primary Stage 1 to Stage 3 and

  • Year 7 to 10

  • It is also recommended for University students studying education or performing arts or Australian History.

The Gold RUSH is available in most areas of Australia, including but not limited to:

  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of ACT

  • New South Wales (NSW) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of NSW including but not limited to ... Albury, Blue Mountains Region, Central New South Wales, Coffs Harbour, Far West, Hunter New England, Illawarra Shoalhaven, Lower Western, Murrumbidgee, New England North West, North Coast Region, Northern Rivers, Orange, Port Macquarie, Riverina, South Coast Region, South Western Sydney, Sydney, Tamworth, Tweed Heads, Western NSW, Bathurst, Capital Country, Central Tablelands, Country NSW Region, High Country/Snowy Mountains Region, Hunter Region, Lismore, Maitland, Narrabri Region, Newcastle, North West Slopes & Plains, Northern Sydney, Outback New South Wales, Queanbeyan, Snowy Mountains, South Eastern Sydney, Southern NSW, Sydney Metropolitan, The Murray, Upper Western, Western Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Central West Slopes & Plains, Dubbo, Hunter, Illawarra, Lord Howe Island Region , Mid North Coast, Nepean Blue Mountains, North Coast NSW, Northern NSW, Northern Tablelands, Outback NSW Region, Richmond, South Coast, South West Slopes, Southern Tablelands, Sydney Outer Suburbs, The Murray Region, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong

  • Queensland (QLD) Areas/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of QLD including but not limited to ... Brisbane Metropolitan, Cairns / Far North, Central West, Fitzroy, Gold Coast, Mackay, Northern, Thuringowa, Wide Bay-Burnett, Brisbane Outer Suburbs, Capricorn, Darling Downs, Fraser Island, Gold Coast / Sunshine Coast, Moreton, Rockhampton, Townsville, Bundaberg, Central Outback, Far North, Gladstone, Hervey Bay, North West, South West Queensland, Whitsundays

  • South Australia (SA) Areas/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of SA including but not limited to ... Adelaide Hills , Barossa, Fleurieu Peninsula, Limestone Coast, Yorke Peninsula, Adelaide Metropolitan, Clare Valley, Flinders / Outback, Murraylands, Adelaide Outer Suburbs, Eyre Pen, Kangaroo Island, Riverland

  • Victoria (VIC) Areas/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of VIC including but not limited to ... Ballarat, Bendigo, Central Highlands, East Gippsland Coast, Goldfields, Great Ocean Road, Lower Goulburn, Melton, Murray, Otways, Port Phillip, Shepparton Mooroopna, Southwest The Otways, The Bays Port Phillip, The Wimmera, Upper Yarra, West Coast Shipwreck Coast, Western District, Yarra Valley, Bellarine, Central Coast Bass Coast, Central Victoria Yarra Valley, Geelong, Goulburn Valley, Greater Melbourne, Melbourne Metropolitan, Mildura, Northeast Victorian Alps, Ovens and Murray, Pyrenees, South Gippsland, Sunraysia, The Grampians, Upper Goulburn, Victorian Alps, West Gippsland, Western Port, Bellarine Peninsula, Central Gippsland Coast, Daylesford / Macedon, Gippsland, Grampians, High Country, Melbourne Outer Suburbs, Mornington Peninsula, Northwest The Mallee Sunraysia, Phillip Island, Riverina, Southern Riverina, Surf Coast, The Mallee, Upper Murray, Warrnambool, Western Central Highlands/Tablelands, Wimmera

  • Tasmania (TAS) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of Tasmania
  • Western Australia (WA) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of Western Australia

Price Information:

  • The GOLD RUSH is priced on a per person/ticket charge, with discounts for bulk purchases.

Travel Charges:

  • There are no travel charges charged, regardless of the location.

Teacher/Customer Resources Available:

  • Are not available.

Staff Qualifications:

  • All performers are either trained and qualified teachers or have degrees/diplomas or certification in Performing Arts.

Other Details
:The show is available in
Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, including all areas/suburbs of NSW, ACT and Victoria, and selected areas/towns of Queensland and South Australia.
:Suitable for
Year 1 to Year 9; Ages: 6 to 15 years old
:Show Commences
at a time suitable to your requirements
:Show Duration
2 hours.
:We provide
all equipment, props and costumes.
:Audience are
encouraged to dress up, but not essential
:Minimum Stage Area required
approx 4m wide by 2-3 m deep (indoors)
:Teacher resources
Are not available.
we are able to amend show times to suit your timetable needs.
:Minimum Setup & Set Down Time required
Cannot be less than 3 hours to Setup & 2-3 hours to Set Down.
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  •   1.  
          Posted on 11/12/2017 by St Jeromes Catholic Prima , St Jeromes Catholic Primary School , Punchbowl, NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
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    My assistant principal was worried about the price of the show. But when we had it, the price of the show is worth it. Our students come from a low financial area and it was hard to convince parents to pay. After the show, we had parents tell us that their child has one of the best school day and couldn't stop talking about the excursion.

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  •   2.  
          Posted on 18/10/2017 by Alison Mullens, Rose Bay Public School , Rose Bay, NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Certain parts were difficult for students to understand because of characters' accents, especially for students who use English as their second language.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience

    I enjoyed the performance very much because it was very entertaining and funny because all the students were involved in the performance and you really felt like you were there. One of the main reasons why I like it was because of the setting and props in the performance. I did enjoy the performance because as well as being informative it was entertaining and funny. We got to understand the characters personality as well. The only thing that was bad was that because they spoke in a accent sometimes I couldn’t understand what they were saying. I thought that the performance was really good. It was really entertaining and funny to watch. It also taught me a lot like I learnt that gold is twice as heavy as led and that gold can be found in specimens. The only minor thing was that it was a bit hard to understand them because of their accents. Otherwise wise the performance was amazing.

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    EasyCould have been better
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  •   3.  
          Posted on 29/09/2017 by Catherine Thomas, St Mary St Joseph, Maroubra Beach, NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Have experienced the show before, first time at this school. In past performances I've seen a male and female character. The post assessment I did with my students this year (two male characters) indicated the students did not have as good an understanding of the female perspective.. One male did speak about female roles, but the kids didn't absorb much of it. In addition, I'd LOVE to see the aboriginal perspective brought into the show.

    The Show and Event

    First time I've seen the show with an interactive MC, the children seemed to enjoy it.

    The Audience

    Loved the experience, got a lot out of it, they were engaged for the whole time. Difficult to understand one actors Irish accent.

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  •   4.  
          Posted on 08/09/2017 by Margaret Pond, St Philip's Christian College Cessnock, NULKABA, NSW , Australia

    General Feedback
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  •   5.  
          Posted on 04/09/2017 by St Philips Christian College, St Philips Christian College, Salamander Bay , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes4 out of 5
    The Show and Event

    The children did not sit down for the incursion and we all had a great time.

    The Audience

    The children asked us if they can do it again next year.

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