On Wednesday the 20th of May 2015, the Central cluster campuses merged forces to attend a Pyrmont / Ultimo excursion which linked to the topic Issues in Australian Environments with particular focus on Urban Growth and Decline. The day kicked off early for some campuses with the long journey into the city.
Below is a student extract of the day’s events…Wednesday the 20th of May dawned bright and beautiful. The sun was shining, the air was brisk, the birds were singing and the grass was growing. The PERFECT day for an excursion! Every one of us Year Ten students in the MET Central Cluster woke in excitement, anticipating a splendid day in the historic streets of Pyrmont. After a bus trip to the city, we reached our destination and exchanged greetings with the students from the other three campuses, then began our tour through the City – with particular focus on Pyrmont and Ultimo.
Through careful observation, diligent note-taking and gargantuan measures of intelligence, we witnessed the spine-tingling effects of Urban Growth and Decline. A short journey was experienced by a marine vessel over the deep blue depths of our striking Sydney Harbour to Pyrmont. The processes of gentrification, urban consolidation, urban decay, urban sprawl and urbanisation were all evident in the different buildings that were seen. Notes were taken on the changes over time in our city; these changes are due to the demand for facilities, tourism and technology. Overall it was a great experience to see the textual case study in action!Also, a huge thankyou is owed to Mrs Seychell and the parents that attended and organised this cluster excursion! All in all, the day was epic!