Last term, our Year 12 Modern History class took a trip down to Coffs Harbour for an HSC study day. After learning so much rich content over the course of this year, it was important for us to go and cement our knowledge and see it all from different perspectives.
We woke up very early and began our drive as the sun rose. As a small class of four students, this was a great opportunity to create lasting interpersonal bonds; which were only strengthened on the six hours we spent on the road.
While attending the various seminars, we were able to interact with other Modern History students and discuss our opinions on the impending HSC exams (and share our nerves!). We attended several lectures on the units we had previously studied with Nikki; including Japan, Germany, the Atomic Age, and the Conflict in the Pacific. The lecturers were eccentric, to say the least, however they provided many helpful tips on study habits and marking criteria, along with a range of key points about our units of study.
After the lectures, we took a brief detour to visit the heart of tourism in Coffs Harbour — The Big Banana! This was a little element of fun intertwined into a generally serious and studious day. Despite being a long day, this excursion was educational and useful to us as Modern History students. It was an opportunity to bond with Nikki and each other, and to revise material that may have been less prominent in our minds over the course of this information-dense year.