Experience Engage Enable
T: Telephone02 9816 1298
Your school and/or local site
2023 DoE $24 per student - GST free
2023 Non-gov school cost $34 per student - GST free, minimum charge $600
Please provide one learning space, with a smart board, for all participating classes for the duration of the day. The space needs to accommodate multiple classes.
If leaving school participants might be bushwalking during the day in rugged terrain.
This incursion 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
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 incursion.
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 incursion 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.
|9.00 - 9.30||
Introduction and equipment distribution
|9.30 - 9.45||Mobile filmmaking - Title scene|
|9.45 - 10.00||Introduction to iMovie|
|10.00 - 11.00||Mobile filmmaking - Establishing scene|
|11.00 - 11.30||
|11.30 - 1.00||
Mobile filmmaking - Scene 2 and 3 and conclusion.
|1.00 - 1.45||
|1.45 - 2.30||Post-production editing|
Students will be introduced to the techniques of documentary film making. They will create an informative and entertaining documentary on iPads showcasing the habitat features of natural areas in and around your school.
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.
During this session each class will operate in a variety of natural locations in or near your school. Students will be working in groups of 2.
At each location students will develop a script through field observations.
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 videos will be returned to your 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)
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
Field of Mars Reserve
East Ryde NSW 2112
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