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School Tours

If you’re looking for a unique experience for your school group, we are proud to offer specifically designed tours that connect with the Victorian curriculum. Our range of tours have themes of sustainability, social enterprise, street art, modern culture, history and more!

Sustainability Tour

Sustainability is not only an important topic for students to be exposed to, but it is also one of the three cross-curriculum priorities in the Victorian Curriculum F-10. As such, we thought it was important to make our Urban Eco and Sustainability Tour accessible for our environmental leaders of the future.

 

This tour will introduce students to a variety of sustainability related topics including waste/recycling, urban design, sustainable architecture, social enterprise, food security, Aboriginal land management and more! Students will visually see the impacts humans are having on our environment and will be challenged to find solutions to these problems.

Details

Our unique urban environmental tour begins at Federation Square and wanders through the CBD taking in various locations as we go. We will visit Birrarung Marr and discuss the environmental impacts of colonisation and the importance of Aboriginal knowledge in creating a more sustainable future.

This will be followed by an investigation into the health of the Birrarung (Yarra River) and a discussion about litter, garbage and recycling. From there, students will be introduced to sustainable building and urban design. Our tour will conclude with an imagining of a Melbourne and world of the future where students will be encouraged to give their input.

 

We aim to create a discussion with students on our tours and will encourage them to express their opinions and ideas throughout as we wander.

 

We offer complete customisation of this tour to fit your needs and desires. For schools we recommends a 1.5hr tour in the Melbourne CBD, however the full 4hr version of our regular Urban Eco and Sustainability Tour is also possible.

 

Contact us today for more information.

FAQs

How long does the tour go for?

We typically suggest a 1.5hr tour for school groups. However, the tour is totally adaptable to your needs and we are happy to offer anything between 1-4hrs.

Where does the tour start?

Generally we start at Federation Square, but alternations of the tour may require a different starting point.

Where does the tour go?

From Federation Square we first take a few stops along Birrarung Marr (Shore of the Yarra River). From here we progress on foot through the CBD stopping at various locations.

Where does the tour finish?

We typically finish a school tour either close to the Burke Street Mall or back at Federation Square. However, we are more than happy to alter this if you require.

Is the tour suitable for all Year levels?

Yes! We have previously taken all types of groups from Year 7 to 12. Our content and themes are totally adaptable to your Year level and type of class.

Can we book a tour for a Primary School?

This tour is typically suited to high school level and above. However, we are more than happy to hear of your interest and work with you to create something suitable.

How many students are able to join the tour?

Our maximum is 15 students per group. If you have larger classes, it may be possible to conduct multiple tours.

When is the tour available?

Any day of the week is possible, provided we have availability.

What is the price of the tour?

The tour price varies depending on the length of the tour and size of the group. Please Contact us for more details.

Book

To book this tour, please send us a quick email outlining your tour preferences, group year level, group size and preferred date. We will get back to you as soon as possible.



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Social Enterprise Tour

Introduce your students to a socially and environmentally conscious way of conducting business on our social enterprise tour. Specifically designed for school groups this tour visits a variety of social enterprises around Melbourne and also helps to fund them! We interact with the change-maker owners and staff to give students a deep understand of for-purpose businesses and their impacts.

Details

Our Social Enterprise Tour takes place in the Melbourne CBD. The tour is customisable to your desires, but we recommends a 1.5hr tour that will visit 3-4 social enterprises, businesses for purpose and/or charities.

 

This tour will introduce your students to the concept of social enterprise and business for purpose. They will learn of the importance of such businesses and hear of their impacts directly from the owners and/or employees. The businesses we visit help to build schools in developing nations, aid in alleviating youth disadvantage, feed those in need and much more. We visit businesses with a variety of aims to give students an insight into the large variety of ways to create a positive impact through enterprise.

 

Contact us today for more information.

FAQs

How long does the tour go for?

Typically between 1.5-2hrs, but is customisable to your desires.

Where does the tour start?

Generally we start at Federation Square, but alternations of the tour may require a different starting point.

Where does the tour go?

From Federation Square we walk through the CBD visiting various social enterprises as we go.

Where does the tour finish?

We typically finish a school tour either close to the Burke Street Mall or back at Federation Square. However, we are more than happy to alter this if you require.

Is the tour suitable for all Year levels?

Yes and no. Typically this tour is more suited to Year 9 and up. However, we are more than happy to adapt it to other groups.

Can we book a tour for a Primary School?

Unfortunately this tour isn’t suitable for Primary School groups.

How many students are able to join the tour?

Due to the nature of this tour visiting small businesses we have a maximum of 10 students per group. If you have larger groups, it may be possible to alter the schedule slightly to accommodate them. It may also be possible to conduct multiple tours if your group is larger than 10 students.

When is the tour available?

Any day of the week is possible, provided we have availability.

What is the price of the tour?

The tour price varies depending on the length of the tour and size of the group. Please Contact us for more details.

Book

To book this tour, please send us a quick email outlining your tour preferences, group year level, group size and preferred date. We will get back to you as soon as possible.



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Street Art and Culture Tour

Join us on a wander through the Melbourne laneways and discover the amazing world of street art! Your students will gain an understand in the history behind the evolution of street art, as well as its cultural significance. We will visit works by some of the worlds most recognised street artists and also some of the new players on the scene. This tour is perfect for any art class seeking an alternative to classroom learning.

Details

Although the Melbourne CBD has some interesting laneways and street art pieces, for our tour we head away from the masses to the ever eclectic neighbourhoods of Fitzroy and Collingwood. Our tour will begin at the Melbourne Museum and then proceed down the laneways and obscure backstreets, which hide many hidden gems! Your students will discover a wide variety of pieces displaying various artist styles and mediums. They will learn the historical background to the art form and find out what drives artists to use the streets as their canvas.

 

Some of the tour highlights include a visit to the largest street art mural in Victoria, as well as one of the oldest street art murals in the world! We will also discuss the origins of the mysterious symbols painted on our footpaths in many Melbourne neighbourhoods. On our tours we love to create an interactive environment for students, as such, they will be given the opportunity to voice their thoughts on various aspects of artworks viewed, mediums used and artistic techniques applied. We will conclude our tour by discussing the future of street art and art in general at a newly opened arts precinct.

FAQS

How long does the tour go for?

We typically suggest a 1.5hr tour for school groups. However, the tour is totally adaptable to your needs and we are happy to offer anything between 1-3.5hrs.

Where does the tour start?

Generally we start at The Melbourne Museum, but alternations of the tour may require a different starting point.

Where does the tour go?

From The Melbourne Museum we head into Fitzroy and explore the laneways and backstreets. We will stop at various locations around Fitzroy and Collingwood.

Where does the tour finish?

We typically finish our school tours in the centre of Fitzroy, just of Brunswick Street.

Is the tour suitable for all Year levels?

Yes! We have previously taken all types of groups from Year 7 to 12. Our content and themes are totally adaptable to your Year level and type of class.

Can we book a tour for a Primary School?

This tour is typically suited to high school level and above. However, we are more than happy to hear of your interest and work with you to create something suitable.

How many students are able to join the tour?

Our maximum is 15 students per group. If you have larger classes, it may be possible to conduct multiple tours.

When is the tour available?

Any day of the week is possible, provided we have availability.

What is the price of the tour?

The tour price varies depending on the length of the tour and size of the group. Please Contact us for more details.

Book

To book this tour, please send us a quick email outlining your tour preferences, group year level, group size and preferred date. We will get back to you as soon as possible.



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