Experience Engage Enable
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.
All student waste to be taken home by students.
Optional one parent per class, no siblings. Closed shoes essential.
|Medical or special needs||
Notify EEC 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 - 10.30||
|10.30 - 10.45||
Recess and toilets
|10.45 - 11.30||
Planning walk and storyboarding
|11.30 - 1.00||
Filming with working lunch
|1.00 - 1.30||
|1.30 - 2.00||Campaign showcase|
|2.00 - 2.15||Pack up and depart|
Campaigns use powerful persuasive texts to captivate and position their target audiences. Students will learn how to create appealing video imagery, sound and persuasive words to inspire, motivate and educate. Students will create a sustainability or nature-based video campaign to encourage connections to nature focusing on the bushland found at the Field of Mars Reserve.
Students will be introduced to design methodology for creating an engaging text and video based campaign. Students will deconstruct an existing campaign and learn how point of view is shaped in environmental campaigns through the use of digital camera work, composition, editing, sound and persuasive language.
On a walk through the reserve students will brainstorm campaign ideas, scout filming locations and develop a word bank of persuasive language. Students will work in pairs to storyboard ideas for a digital campaign.
iPads and tripods will be taken outside to record footage in multiple locations using a variety of camera angles for an engaging campaign.
During this session the students will review, sequence and edit their footage recorded in the field. Students will use iMovie or Clips on an iPad to edit their campaigns. Text and soundtracks will also be added to their film to create a persuasive campaign.
Students will have an opportunity at the end of the day to share their campaigns on the big screen with the rest of their peers.
Ask the students to describe a campaign. View examples of environmental campaigns such as Together Possible and We Are All Connected by the World Wildlife Fund and Nature is Speaking by Conservation International. Develop a word bank of words used in campaigns to persuade the audience.
All filmmakers use a range of filming techniques to make their campaigns interesting. These techniques include the style of camera shots, camera angles, persuasive language and music. View the videos on filmmaking with a handheld device on YouTube and tips to using different camera angles and shots. Identify the shots and camera angles using the Filmmaking techniques PDF.
A range of videos are available on the Field of Mars website to assist students in preparing for filming. The videos were created for our Documentary program however the information is relevant for campaign making.
English K-10 syllabus
plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modality and emphasis
compose imaginative and informative texts that show evidence of developed ideas
compose texts that include sustained and effective use of persuasive devices, eg texts dealing with environmental issues
compose increasingly complex print, visual, multimodal and digital texts, experimenting with language, design, layout and graphics
recognise the effect of multimedia elements, eg film techniques, animation, voice-overs, sound effects, framing, close-ups
Other syllabus links
Other syllabus links
Learning experiences will also support but not explicitly teach the following outcomes and content.
Geography K-10 Syllabus (2015)
A diverse and connected world
English K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012
Geography K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2015
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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