Wednesday, 20 May 2015


On Wednesday the 13th Glenbrae School seniors went to MOTAT. First, Room 7 went on a bus to get to MOTAT. Room 7, 9 and 10 came on the trip with us. We went to MOTAT so we could learn about World War 1, technology and the story of ANZAC day.

We arrived at MOTAT, Katherine, our educator led us the way to the hall which is where we have our morning tea and lunch. After Katherine welcomed us and explained the rules and instructions, we got into our groups.

I was in Mrs Card’s group and along with us was Whitney, Nirvana, Trent, Amelia, Fasi and Salesi. The first place we went to was a place where there was trains and ship engines. Mrs Card asked some questions like, “what kind of engine is this?” So we looked at the signs that said it was a ship's engine.

After that, we went to the Telecommunications place. I think everyone enjoyed that place the most because there were telephones and you could speak to the other person on the other side of the room.

Next, our group was gathered so we could go to the see the fire engines. Mrs Card took out her phone so we could take a photo by the fire engines.  Meanwhile Mrs Parker and her group were in the room next to us (different rooms), looking at the gear they used to use in the olden days.

Then, the fun olden day shops! They were so cool. In the first shop there was bread, pies and what is normally in a bakery. A mannequin was dressed as the shopkeeper of the bakery and he was holding a piece of bread. It looked so realistic, I couldn’t believe it.

When we came out of the shop, there was a water pump outside so we went and tried it. We pulled the handle so we could push the handle down and the water would come out then goes through this pipe to get in a big wooden box with a twist ties fence over it.

There was another shop of clothes but only me and Nirvana went in there because we sneaked in, while the rest of the group was busy playing with the water pump.

Moments later, when they finally stopped playing with the water pump, we had gone into a room of olden day washing machines, stoves, and a dryer but it’s not like the dryers we have now it’s very different, it’s like Spongebob’s dryer.

There was a stock! We headed towards the stocks and we were so excited to try it. If you don’t know what a stock is, it’s a kind of jail they used to use back in  the days. You put your head and hands into the stock and I’m pretty sure they throw rotten tomatoes at you and there was another one but you had to put your hands and legs in it.

After, we went to the Church then we went to see the cars and we had to find out which car was the oldest and which car was the newest. Everyone in the school all wanted to go to the mirror maze, students were very confused and some students found the way out but went back into the mirror maze.

Yay! Our group and the other two groups came with us to the challenge zone. People got so addicted they didn’t want to go, but eventually we all got out of there.

Before lunch, we had gone on a tram ride with the tram driver, Denis. We found our seats and sat down, but before we could go, Denis told us some information about trams and he asked some questions. I found some new information about trams.

Then we had lunch. We had our lunch and Room 7 went with Katherine to a room where there was activities to do about ANZAC, I was filming all the awesome parts.

Finally, we had to go back to school. I felt very excited and amazed to be going to MOTAT and it was so much fun.


Courtney said...

Hi Shannon
I really like your recount it has all the details a recount should have well done

shannon said...

Thank you Courtney, I appreciate that.

shannon said...

Thank you Courtney, I appreciate that.

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