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Cherbourg Curriculum Workbooks win National Award

Cherbourg Workbooks Sally Lawrence, Magna Awards Indigenous National Curriculumcherbourghistorybookmagna awardstimeline

The 5 Education Workbooks for Cherbourg’s Ration Shed of which I co-Authored, along with the History Book – “On the Banks of the Barambah” won the MAGNA (Museums and Galleries National Awards) for an Indigenous Project or Keeping Place.  Up against such esteemed competition like Queensland Art Gallery – Gallery of Modern Art, the Cherbourg Historical Society Group took out the National honour.

I wrote these Educational Workbooks to ensure that the story of Cherbourg had the opportunity to be present in the Australian Curriculum, offering Teachers an all in one package that enabled them to share the Elders story.  I also wanted to ensure that the amazingTimeline connected with students in the classroom.  It is an absolute honour to be a part of the Ration Shed Museum and be asked to develop educational materials.



New activity for Cherbourg Ration Shed


Cherbourg Ration Shed Timeline Sally Lawrence

I’ve just finished a new activity for out at the Ration Shed Museum and feeling very proud!!  This activity will allow Primary school aged children to better engage with the timeline within the Ration Shed.  Just waiting to build the clothes line in the back corner of the Ration Shed and train volunteers to use this activity with the students.  Can’t wait to see how the students respond.

Students choose an article of clothing from the clothes line and read the statement which is printed on the front.  Students then turn the article of clothing ‘inside out’ to reveal pictorial clues which help them to find evidence on the timeline which will either “Support or Reject” the initial statement.  Having now found their information, the small group will report back to the whole group and decide whether to “Support or Reject” the statement and give their evidence to support their decision.  Articles of clothing that are “Rejected” will be put in the laundry basket, to be “washed”.

Sunshine Coast Queensland