During our first five weeks of remote learning this term, Year 5 has been finding out about a pivotal event in Australian History, The Eureka Stockade. This event, which took place on 3 December 1854, paved the way for modern democracy in Australia. It helped to secure the vote for every Australian, not just the rich landowners. It gave freedom and liberty to poor miners, who were then able to become politicians and persons of influence in society.
And now… it is being recorded in Year 5 using stop motion animation. Our return to school this week has been loads of fun, as each Year 5 student became a director, producer, set designer, animator and voice actor while making their own interpretation of the important events that led to the Eureka Stockade Rebellion. We have had an awesome time making our stop motion movies, using Lego characters and our imaginations! We look forward to our Movie Premiere, where we get to watch all of the films when they are complete.