Last week our students had the opportunity of experiencing the practical side of gold panning. We travelled to Bathurst via the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves. Unfortunately the three sisters were totally covered in fog. However, the Lucas cave was cool and spectacular. The girls slept in a very comfortable motel, ate delicious meals, sang bush songs, danced the night away and finally slept! On the next day they learnt about life on the goldfields and in the mines, explored the museum, played games, made damper and explored the camp site. We all found gold and were able to take our samples home. The trip was very worthwhile and the girls were well behaved. Thank you everyone for helping to complete our study of gold.