Education Program for 2021

The Cross River Rail Experience Centre unlocks an education opportunity for Queensland school students with interactive digital visualisation technologies, STEAM and HASS learning resources, cultural heritage content, project progress information and geological artefacts.

The “Future Travellers” program is safe for school groups and the centre can provide up to two hours of structured learning for school groups of up to 60 students.

School students use interactive screens to learn about the Cross River Rail project

Learn about our Future Travellers learning program

Learn about our Future Travellers learning program

Online activities

Cross River Rail also provides activities for schools or students to try online.

This includes video tutorials, informational videos and activity sheets that you can print off and complete at home or in the classroom.

Don’t forget to send in your work to [email protected] for the chance to be have the work posted here!

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  • Have you ever thought about why we have toys or the materials they were made from in the past? How have toys changed over time?

    This series of workshops allows you to follow the toy making process from start to finish, looking at toys that were popular for Queensland children during the early 1900s.

    The twist is, you will have to think wisely and try to make your toys from reused materials!

    We’d love to see your design, please share with us at [email protected].

    Put your graphic designer hat on and use the free online modelling software, TinkerCAD to create a 3D insert for your very own, personally designed key tag.

    Should you accept the challenge, you’ll need to carefully think about the design constraints including the dimensions of the tag. And if you have access to a 3D printer, why not print it out.

    Get ready to problem-solve, be creative and build up….one layer at a time!

    We’d love to see your design, please share with us at [email protected].

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    Become an urban planner and design the new Albert Street precinct.

    From streets, transport, trees and buildings of different shapes and scale, how will you bring your city to life?

    Download and print the ‘The City of Tomorrow’ play mat. Snap together some bricks and build your city of the future!

    We’d love to see your design, please share with us at
    [email protected].

    Download Playmat

    We’re getting ready for the arrival of the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) that will help build the twin tunnels under the Brisbane River and CBD.

    This is your chance to be creative! Download and print the ‘Augmented Reality colouring in’ sheet. Choose colours and design your very own artwork for the TBM.

    Don’t forget to download the Weaver App to your smart phone or tablet. Then scan the whole page with your device to bring the TBM to life!

    We’d love to see your design, please share with us at [email protected].

    Download Worksheet

    Become a street artist for the day and recreate one of the murals from the Albert Street Outdoor Art Gallery.

    Take your pick from one of the outlines below.

    Don’t forget to check your masterpiece against the original version!

    We’d love to see your colourful creation, so please share with us at [email protected]

     

    Archaeologists have uncovered glass bottles, ceramics and animal bones during construction of Cross River Rail.

    We are after your observations and artistic genius in decorating some of the artefacts that have been discovered at our Woolloongabba site.

    It could be a little tricky, as you will have to assemble one particular item. What could you store in this artefact to create your own piece of history?

    We’d love to see your decorated artefacts, please share your efforts with us at [email protected]

    Download Worksheet

    Calling all filmmakers out there! Cross River Rail is after you to make your directorial debut and create a Stop Motion Animation.

    Your theme, should you choose to accept it is…Archaeology!
    You can use all kinds of things from home or school including clay, plasticine or your old toys and flat materials including paper, fabrics, photographs or your own drawings.

    You might even call on your family and friends to star in leading roles. Let your imagination and creativity soar!

    Please share your efforts with us at [email protected]

     

    Looking for inspiration? Why not check out what one of our team members created in their spare time.

    There’s a mystery construction vehicle hiding in the numbers! Can you find it and let our Cross River Rail workers know which one it is?

    Practice counting by following the numbers from 1 to 33 in numerical order on this connect-the-dots colouring page to reveal the hidden vehicle.

    Don’t forget to colour in the workers and remaining vehicles which are helping to build one of Cross River Rail’s underground station.

    We’d love to see your efforts, please share with us at [email protected]

    Download Worksheet

    Can you crack the code to help our archaeologist uncover bones and artefacts? Using MakeCode Arcade (free) as the coding platform, you will be guided on how to make your very own retro arcade style video game.

    There are five tutorial videos to help in your quest and after watching the videos, you can then complete the worksheets. Each episode will add a new feature to your game including sprites, loops, sound and additional levels. All that’s left to do is…dig deep!

    We’d love to see your game, please share with us at [email protected]

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    You can download the worksheets below;

    Grab your hard hat, put it on and come and join Cross River Rail’s construction crew.

    You need to carefully copy and colour-in all the coordinates on the grid to find the hidden heavy machines that are helping to deliver four new underground stations.

    There’s also a clue that will help you identify these machines…good luck and get pixelling!

    We’d love to see your efforts, please share with us at [email protected]

     

    Once you’ve completed the puzzles, you can check your answers using the documents below;

Connecting with the curriculum

The Cross River Rail Education Program reflects the Australian Curriculum by encompassing a range of curriculum-related activities and challenges in an immersive and engaging environment. You can put a twist on your students’ current unit of study with this curriculum based excursion allowing students to take part in a self-guided tour or be taken on a guided journey by the experienced Cross River Rail staff.

Throughout the year, students will be able to engage with Cross River Rail experts for authentic learning experiences, attend special workshops, exhibits and events.

school students work with interactive screens to discover Brisbane's history

Register your interest

Cross River Rail would like to invite registered teachers to partake in a consultation group to have input into developing learning activities, challenges, experiences and to trial learning materials. The consultation group would provide constructive advice regarding the development of resources and program design.

There would be benefits offered to teachers who register for this opportunity. If this is of interest to you please submit an ‘Expression of Interest – Education Consultation Group’ to [email protected].

Alternatively, if you’re interested in knowing more about upcoming events and activities, you can subscribe to the Experience Centre mailing list to stay up to date on when the education program launches and what will feature in it.

Teachers will be able to access industry experts with a range of After Dark events and talks, as well as invitations to new exhibitions and experiences prior to visiting with students.

If you want to know more about the activities available at the Experience Centre or what the education program will entail, you can use the following resources;