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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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          Posted on 15/04/2018 by St Therese Catholic Prima , St Therese Catholic Primary School Mascot , Mascot , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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          Posted on 15/04/2018 by Surfers Paradise State Sc , Surfers Paradise State School , Surfers Paradise , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value

    I wasn't at the show this time, but we book it every year. This year my other teachers who watched the show were once more impressed with the quality of the show and the education content in it.

    The Show and Event

    The children love the interaction. There are so many children who are chosen to do things that are children don't stop talking about it after the show.

    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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          Posted on 28/03/2018 by Marlene Naidoo , Lighthouse Christian College , Keysborough , VIC , Australia

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          Posted on 15/03/2018 by Michelle , International Grammar School , Ultimo , NSW , Australia

    Management Reply to Review I am so happy to hear your students has an eventful show and were engaged. We are a production company and not an Online Shopping Site. We offer a booking site that allows our valued customers to... Read More

    Management Reply to Review I am so happy to hear your students has an eventful show and were engaged. We are a production company and not an Online Shopping Site. We offer a booking site that allows our valued customers to book online because we do get very busy. The show is designed and written with Authenticity in mind and I am sure that you would be aware that Edward Hargreaves actually brought over the California Rocking Cradle and therefore our narrations are recorded to create the feel of each scene. We are a production company with a professional group of actors and therefore we believe that the questions should be answered by the professional team of educators, like yourself as you would have the educational knowledge to ensure that the questions are answered sufficiently. Our cast and crew are actors, not educators and this would be wrong for us to take away the duties of the teachers, which I am sure you do an amazing job as a teacher. The emails are not under our control. This could be your company server or filters that your organisation has. This will be brought to our support team to look at, but is not something we have control over.

    Educational Value

    It would be great when the audio spoken parts came on if they could not be with an American accent as well as some of those pre recorded parts were spoken at an unusually slow pace.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value3 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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    I could see our students were engaged most of the time but were starting to get restless towards the end. There were parts that could have been sped up - shorter and snappy, as there were bits where there was a slight pause and didn't feel like the script flowed. Also the American accent and slow pace of the prerecorded parts was not authentic at all - PLEASE change - should have been an Australian accent, especially as it was based on the Australian gold rush. On another note - all your emails kept going to my junk folder as Iconic is also an online shopping site. Not sure what you can do about that. I also had issues with your online chat - I waited for an hour one day - getting messages saying that my request was in a queue. I ended up giving up in the end and had to call the next day.

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          Posted on 07/03/2018 by St Joachims Primary Schoo , St Joachims Primary School , Lidcombe , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    I was worried that the show would not be interactive, but when the show was here it was better than we all expected. The children and staff loved the show so much that they students asked to have it again. One of our teachers was impressed with the amount of educational content and how the whole thing was written about what we were teaching.

    The Show and Event

    Better than i expected. it was always interesting and kept the children engaged all the time.

    The Audience

    I loved it, the man wanting gold was funny.

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