Kids enjoy a taste of city living

May 01, 2018

Nanneella Estate Primary School students enjoyed Vietnamese food on their Melbourne trip

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Nanneella Estate Primary School

STUDENTS in grades 3 to 6 travelled to Melbourne recently on their bi-annual urban camp.

Public transport was their mode of travel, starting on V-Line at Rochester station then travelling on the suburban train and tram network.

On more than one occasion, students discovered trains and trams don’t wait if you arrive late.

The trams were particularly popular, with students very keen to stand while the tram was moving, holding on to the various straps or bars throughout the journey.

Teachers were very pleased to have other travellers comment on how quietly and respectfully the students travelled on public transport.

Eureka Tower, the Immigration Museum, the Australian Centre for Moving Image at Federation Square, ice skating at Docklands and a cultural walk in Footscray visiting a range of various Vietnamese businesses were all on the itinerary for the day.

During the guided walk the students sampled pork and custard dumplings during a visit to a Vietnamese bakery, visited a fish shop selling live fish, a Vietnamese herbalist and the Footscray Market.

Students also had mixed reactions when given the opportunity to try chicken feet for morning tea.

Lunch of fried rice and noodles was at a Vietnamese restaurant, followed by ice cream.

The students walked more than 15km to and from the various attractions around Melbourne in the two-day trip.

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