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Nicholson Museum Post-Lesson at Kogarah Public School



15 September 2011

Twenty eight students from Years 5 and 6 at Kogarah Public School recently spent an hour of their school day talking about Ancient Egyptian mythology and amulets as part of their Nicholson Museum post-lesson. The one hour post-lesson was delivered by two Compass volunteers, Georgie and Veronika, and covered topics including the Eye of Horus and the role of the god Anubis in mummification. Georgie and Veronika were very impressed by how much the students had remembered from their visit to the University of Sydney's Nicholson Museum - well done 5/6E!

The post-lesson was delivered as part of Compass' new 3-Phase Program, an enriched learning program piloted this year. The core of the program is an excursion for students to visit a University of Sydney museum or event, and their experiences during this visit are consolidated during a teacher-led pre-lesson and the volunteer-led post-lesson. There is a particularly emphasis throughout the program on drawing connections to higher education. Compass volunteers are able to deliver post-lessons through the Classroom Activity Facilitators volunteer program.

The teacher's feedback about the Nicholson Museum 3 Phase Program was very positive: "Great idea to make extra links with the university activities". Kogarah Public School is one of a number of schools who have chosen to participate on the 3-Phase Program and we look forward to delivering more post-lessons soon.

Thanks to Kogarah Public School for welcoming our volunteers so warmly and thanks to Georgie and Veronika for doing a great job on the day.