Sioban O'Gorman, teacher
On a cloudy rainy day a group of brave 6 and 7 year olds battled the weather for a going out to the Sydney Opera House and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Our first adventure was to the Opera House. Our tour guides helped us explore the secret passages and rooms of this wonderful building. We saw the Sydney Ballet Company rehearsals and even got to put on some real ballet shoes. As a group we looked at the shapes and lines that made up the Opera House and we played a game interpreting these shapes.
After lunch we visited the Museum of Contemporary Art where we were given a guided tour. The children gave their own interpretation of a famous Aboriginal art work by creating their own art piece on the floor with ropes, string and wool.
The highlight of our big adventure was the Bella Room which is a multi sensory, interactive installation to engage and inspire children with sensory needs.
The artist David Capra invited the children to meet Teena the sausage dog as she takes a bath. The children brushed, stroked, patted and played with bubbles as they gave Teena an imaginary bath.