Education On The Move

Who’s involved

Migration Heritage Centre (MHC)

Sydney Learning Adventures (part of Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority)

Australian Technology Park
Cook + Philip Park Recreation Centre
Saint Mary’s Cathedral
Saint James’ Cathedral
The Great Synagogue
Commonwealth Street Mosque
The many migrant communities and organisations that have contributed to Sydney’s cultural, architectural, spiritual and social heritage.

When and where
Project location: City of Sydney
Project status: Ongoing project

Project description

By participating in the Education on the Move programs, primary and secondary school students will be immersed in Sydney’s rich migration heritage as they tour some of this city’s most fascinating streets. The programs include visits to Sydney’s CBD, The Rocks, Darling Harbour and Australian Technology Park.

With access to prestigious precincts and dynamic attractions, the scene is set for interactive learning with a difference. The Sydney Learning Adventure (SLA) tour leaders are highly skilled and energetic, using tactile resources, walking tours and theatre activities to create a contemporary and exciting forum for learning.

SLA have developed 20 tours to complement teachers’ annual programs – one of which have been developed in partnership with NSW Migration Heritage Centre . Red & gold: making a multicultural Australia is a joint program that takes 120 minutes to complete and has been in operation since Term 1 2002. The program costs $15 per student and includes entry to The Chinese Garden of Friendship.

Education on the Move – Migration Heritage Program

Red and Gold – Sydney’s Chinatown (Years 7-11, History & Geography)

Students experience the changing fortunes of Sydney’s Chinese community as they compare turn-of-the-20th century life to that today.

What will the project achieve?

The Education on the Move Migration Heritage Programs have been written in accordance with curriculum outcomes for the following key learning areas: Human Society and its Environment; Science and Technology; Visual Arts; Personal Development, Health and Physical Exercise; Studies of Religion; Geography and History.

Both students and teachers participating in the schools’ program – through a series of interactive and practical exercises – will experience first hand the historic and contemporary migration heritage of Sydney.

The programs also encourage today’s young Australians to recognise the valuable contribution made by many migrant communities to our diverse cultural heritage.


Sydney Learning Adventures
Phone 02 9240 8552
Fax 9247 3455

Sydney Learning Adventures
43 George Street
The Rocks, NSW 2000