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T: Telephone02 9816 1298
Field of Mars Reserve, Pittwater Road, East Ryde
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No bus entry into Field of Mars Reserve.
2023 DoE $24 per student - GST free
2023 Non-gov school cost $34 per student - GST free, minimum charge $600
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Participants will be bushwalking during the day in rugged terrain.
This excursion may not be suitable for people who have recently been unwell.
Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.
Students wear reusable name tag and sports uniform.
|View||Preparing for an excursion|
Eucalypt forest digital book - available free from Apple Books
All student waste to be taken home by students.
Optional one parent per class, no siblings. Closed shoes essential.
Check COVID-19 restrictions.
|Medical or special needs||
Notify Field of Mars staff prior to excursion.
Students, staff and visitors must not attend if unwell, even with mild symptoms.
|Extreme or wet weather||
Days predicted to be above 35ºC, high winds, extreme bush fire danger and dust storms may result in the excursion being modified, postponed or cancelled.
Cancellations with less than three school weeks' notice will incur a $500 administration fee. This does not apply to cancellations due to weather, fire danger or COVID-19 restrictions.
Classes A, B, C
|9.45 - 10.15||Introduction|
|10.15 - 10.45||Recess|
|10.45 - 11.00||Equipment distribution|
|11.00 - 1.00||Mobile filmmaking|
|1.00 - 1.30||Lunch|
|1.30 - 2.00||Mobile filmmaking|
Students will be introduced to the techniques of mobile documentary film making. They will create an informative and entertaining documentary on iPads showcasing the incredible habitats within the Field of Mars Reserve.
In the classroom, students will be introduced to the process of documentary making. A Field of Mars produced documentary is shown to outline the production steps, narration, camera techniques and editing.
Mobile filmmaking in the Reserve
During this session each class will operate in a variety of bushland locations. Students will be working in groups of 2 or 3.
At each location students will develop a script through field observations and research using a variety of multimodal digital texts.
Students will take photos and videos to bring their script to life. They will be explicitly taught a variety of camera techniques including camera angles, camera shots and camera movements to enhance their imagery.
Students will be taught how to use iMovie to begin editing their documentary in the field. They will learn how to sequence, adjusting timing, add titles, add captions, modify sound, record voiceovers and add appropriate background music.
All completed movies will be returned to the school via Google Drive.
NSW English K-10 Syllabus
EN2-1A Respond to and compose texts
interact effectively in groups or pairs, adopting a range of roles
use interaction skills, including active listening behaviours and communicate in a clear, coherent manner using a variety of everyday and learned vocabulary and appropriate tone, pace, pitch and volume (ACELY1688, ACELY1792)
EN2-2A Respond to and compose texts
plan, compose and review imaginative and persuasive texts
plan and organise ideas using headings, graphic organisers, questions and mind maps
EN2-3A Respond to and compose texts
use a range of software including word processing programs to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements (ACELY1685, ACELY1697)
Field of Mars Reserve
East Ryde NSW 2112
telephone 02 9816 1298
We’d like to acknowledge the Wallumedegal Peoples of the Darug Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we stand and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
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