• Human Rights Discovery Day

Human Rights Discovery Day

Key information
Cost $15/student Duration Full day; date in 2020 TBA Supervision ratios The supervision ratio is 1:20 for primary groups. Teachers and parents attend free of charge. Curriculum links Stages 3: HSIE, English, Civics and Citizenship
About the program:

The Human Rights Discovery Day is designed to introduce Year 6 students to the concept of Human Rights. Students will look at Human Rights from a variety of perspectives, and learn how to grapple with these often complex issues.

Students will be presented a range of voices on some of the most pressing human rights issues in Australia today. These voices will include a child Holocaust survivor and an Aboriginal Australian speaking about the Stolen Generation. The day will also include an interactive session that focuses on the rights of people with disabilities.

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Plan your visit

On the day

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your program start time and assemble students across the road from the museum in Green Park.
  • Please send a member of staff to the main museum entrance to let us know you have arrived and our education team will come to greet you.
  • Students will enter via the main museum entrance on Darlinghurst Road.
  • Note that the museum has a substantial security presence. Your group may be asked to consent to a bag search.

What to bring

  • Due to limited locker space, we request that students do not bring large backpacks.
  • If the students plan to eat before or after their visit, please ask them to bring very small bags so that we can put several bags in each locker.

Access

  • We strive to make our programs accessible and inclusive to students of all needs and abilities. Please advise us if you have any additional needs for your visit.

Content advice

  • Note that the content covered at the museum may be distressing to some students.
  • We recommend bringing your school councillor and/or members of your pastoral care team to the visit.

Payment

  • An invoice will be sent after your visit, unless organised otherwise.

Confirmation of numbers

  • Please confirm any changes to student numbers 7 days prior to your visit, in writing

Cancellations and booking changes

  • Changes and cancellations including dates, times and student numbers must be made in writing.
  • Each booking is permitted two changes at no cost. Each additional change over and above these two changes will incur a $30 administration fee.
  • Cancellations must be made at least 7 working days prior to the scheduled booking or the booking will be charged in full.

Risk assessment

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