Monday saw a great and epic adventure for two classes of students from St Dominics Primary School, Innaloo. Intrepid travellers from Year 3 and Year 4 met at Stirling Train Station to travel to Fremantle to visit the Maritime Museum and tour the Ovens Submarine! Mr Bovell, Year 4 teacher, had decided to coordinate the trip with Transperth instead of organising a hire bus.
Mr Bovell said that travelling on trains was a great experience for the students - for some of whom it was their first trip on public transport in Perth - and had been about $80 in comparison to about $200 for private bus hire. This meant that the children could go on more excursions throughout the year and no costs were passed on to parents, the P&C kindly funded this trip.
These young commuters travelled with great enthusiasm on two trains their and back, enjoyed walking through the underground, counting down the stations on the network map in the carriages and chatting to other passengers!
The Transperth Education Team who provide 'Get on Board' run a variety of great incursions and excursions that primary schools can access for free that provide great information to inspire confidence in children using our great local public transport network. For more information head to getonboard.transperth.wa.gov.au
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