Monday morning 11th September saw fifteen Year 7 and 8 students and two librarians head off on the train to the State Library of Victoria and ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image).
We were given a tour at the State Library, which opened the eyes of the students to the many services provided, and to the vast amount of books and other resources that they hold. They were also impressed with the beautiful building.
Afterwards there was time for some exploring: some students found Ned Kelly’s armour, others went to the balconies that overlooked the spectacular reading room, and others found the Zine exhibition.
After a lunch on the front lawn of the library, we walked to Federation Square to visit ACMI and their exhibition Screen Worlds. This is an exhibition of film, television and digital culture. After a quick visit to the Monarch bookshop, it was back to the train and homewrd bound. An enjoyable time was had by all.