The City of Gosnells Museum at Wilkinson Homestead offers an exciting hand-on Education Program for school and homeschool groups, which combines learning with fun. The program addresses the History strands of the Australian Curriculum for Years 1 and 2. The program is available on Wednesdays during school term and can accommodate one class per day. Teachers and students are encouraged to come in costume and really step back in time.
Please call Heritage Services staff on 9397 3144 or email Heritage_Queries@gosnells.wa.gov.au to make a booking.
On the day
After arriving at the Museum at 9.30am, students are given an introduction to the site and its history. After going back 100 years in time, the students meet a variety of characters from Gosnells past, which may include Miss Salter, the school teacher, and John and Emma Wilkinson, who lived on the property and developed the orchard. The students participate in four activities and have a morning tea break. After the activities, schools have the option of staying to have their lunch, then trying old games including sack race, egg and spoon race and quoits. Schools can stay on site until 1.30pm.
The Museum also has History Boxes, 'A day in the life of Emma Wilkinson' and 'Learn and play', for free loan. The boxes have a range of artefacts and photos for use when in the classroom. For more information about the History Boxes, visit the City of Gosnells Museum - Wilkinson Homestead
web page and click on 'History Boxes
' under 'Related Links'. Please call Heritage Services staff on 9397 3144 or email Heritage_Queries@gosnells.wa.gov.au to make a booking.