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21 School Excursions You'll Only Remember If You Grew Up In Sydney

Going to Luna Park for a maths excursion was the best.

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1. You learned about the different kinds of animals at Taronga Zoo.

Raising your hand to volunteer for the seal show and having someone else get that honour was the worst though.
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Raising your hand to volunteer for the seal show and having someone else get that honour was the worst though.

2. You spent all your pocket money at the Royal Easter Show.

No one really knew the educational purpose behind the coveted Easter Show school excursion, but if meant getting to go out on a school day, no one would question it.
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No one really knew the educational purpose behind the coveted Easter Show school excursion, but if meant getting to go out on a school day, no one would question it.

3. You were able to get up close and personal with the animals at SEA LIFE Aquarium and WILD LIFE Zoo.

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Cute, cuddly koalas: tick. Creepy looking, humongous crocodile that looked like it could bite off your head at any second: yeah, nah.

4. You went on a two-night "camp" to Canberra and learned about the Australian government.

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Other attractions included visiting the Museum of Australian Democracy (yawn), The Australian Memorial, and everyone's personal favourite, Questacon.

5. You spent a week at Milson Island Sport and Recreation Centre bonding with your classmates.

Roasting marshmallows on bonfire night with your mates was pretty cool.
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Roasting marshmallows on bonfire night with your mates was pretty cool.

6. You pretended to understand the artworks at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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*Looks at a painting of a bowl of fruit*

"Yes, very good. Lots of, uh, symbolism through the use of that yellow for the bananas."

7. You contemplated your potentially non-existent future at either the HSC and Careers Expo, or the Western Sydney Careers Expo.

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This just made you more stressed for the HSC tbh.

8. You went on a tour of the CSIRO Science Education Centre.

The whole excursion made you want to become a scientist until you realised how much effort that would require.
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The whole excursion made you want to become a scientist until you realised how much effort that would require.

9. You visited Terrigal and Wamberal to study rocks, sand, and wave movements for Geography.

Bonus points if your teacher did the whole ~chuck the tennis ball into the ocean to see if it comes back~ exercise.
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Bonus points if your teacher did the whole ~chuck the tennis ball into the ocean to see if it comes back~ exercise.

10. You were left slightly traumatised after learning road safety at Bstreetsmart.

Those live road safety demonstrations with the fake blood, banged-up cars, and mannequins really shook you up.
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Those live road safety demonstrations with the fake blood, banged-up cars, and mannequins really shook you up.

11. You grossed yourself out at the Museum of Human Disease.

The kicker was finding out that basically all of the specimens in there were REAL.
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The kicker was finding out that basically all of the specimens in there were REAL.

12. You cooked damper at Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre.

And got to climb to Mount Kosciuszko if you were lucky!
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And got to climb to Mount Kosciuszko if you were lucky!

13. You learned about space and science at the Powerhouse Museum.

Finally, a museum that didn't bore you half to death.
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Finally, a museum that didn't bore you half to death.

14. You brushed up on your Australian history at Timbertown.

Riding on the steam engine trains was the best bit.
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Riding on the steam engine trains was the best bit.

15. You hopelessly panned for gold in the Bathurst Goldfields.

The excursion started off so optimistically, but by the end of the day you were just covered with dirt.
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The excursion started off so optimistically, but by the end of the day you were just covered with dirt.

16. You explored underground mines at History Hill.

And got spooked out by the ghost stories the tour guide told.
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And got spooked out by the ghost stories the tour guide told.

17. You admired the beautiful view at Warragamba Dam.

Who knew that an excursion to a lousy dam would actually turn out to be worth it.
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Who knew that an excursion to a lousy dam would actually turn out to be worth it.

18. You roughed it at The Great Aussie Bush Camp.

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No such thing as nice cabins here.

19. You immersed yourself in the past at Old Sydney Town.

And tried not to laugh at the old-school accents that everyone put on.
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And tried not to laugh at the old-school accents that everyone put on.

20. You learned about the environment while bush-walking through the Field of Mars.

All that hiking made you want to nap straight after though.
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All that hiking made you want to nap straight after though.

21. But everyone's favourite had to be when you solved maths problems at Luna Park.

At least that's what everyone was supposed to be doing... but you just ended up copying your mate's answers on the bus back to school.
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At least that's what everyone was supposed to be doing... but you just ended up copying your mate's answers on the bus back to school.