Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Marvellous MOTAT

What a fun day we all had at MOTAT.
We had the most amazing weather and walked all around the great exhibits.

Starting with the bus ride from school...

We then had a briefing on arrival, with Teresa, our MOTAT educator.

Sitting on the tram with the tram driver, who told us about the different steam and electric trams at MOTAT.

After that, we were taken by Teresa to the MOTAT classroom which was FULL!! of new and old toys. We were able to compare wooden toys with the newer plastic replicas and play with all the toys except the very precious older ones, which were sitting on bubble wrap to keep them safe.

 Some of our wonderful parents started a game of 'elastics'. They were really good at it!!

 Teresa showed us a Santa Bear from Farmers, a little bit different from the Santa Bears you see there now.

After lunch, we were able to roam around MOTAT. We were given a map and exhibits to
look for, which was really helpful.
We visited the old schoolroom. We all sat in the school desks and tried to imagine being a student back then. (and a teacher!!!!!)

 MOTAT have a communications house to visit, so we went in and looked at all the old telephones.

One exhibit that many enjoyed, was the 'Smelly Toilets'
They looked so real and smelt terrible. But very much fun!!!

Then we took Dilan to the stocks........

We had a very busy, entertaining day and learnt so much about many things past and present...we were so tired, some of us fell asleep on the way home.... 

Thank you to our wonderful parents helpers, Danlelle,Yen, Shalvin, Jingjin and Abbie.
We appreciated your company and fabulous help today..


  1. Miss S Willowbank School3 June 2016 at 21:06

    Hello Room 9 Friends
    I am so glad to hear that you had a fine day to travel to Motat. I liked the way you looked and listened carefully to Theresa when she showed you toys that your mums, dads and maybe your grandparents used when they were small. I had a little giggle when I saw the photo of you sleeping on the bus on the way home.

  2. It was definitely a fun (and exhausting) day ;-)

  3. Matthew & Andrew3 August 2016 at 09:40

    Did Room 9 enjoy going to MOTAT and enjoy looking at the exhibits? That reminds us when we went to MOTAT when we were in Year 2! Did you know MOTAT stands for Museum Of Transport and Technology?

  4. Did you have a fun day at MOTAT?
    We remember going to MOTAT when we were your age.
    What was your favourite part?
    From Jacob & Mark

  5. Hello Room 9.
    Did you have a fantastic trip at MOTAT?
    I saw a male student sleeping on the bus, what is his name?
    I saw a robot dinosaur and it looked like it was made out of metal.

  6. Riley and Daniel10 August 2016 at 14:33

    You guys are lucky to go on a trip about the olden days. It reminds me of the time I went to MOTAT. Did you have fun?

  7. Sienna and Isabelle.10 August 2016 at 14:48

    Hi Room 9. We love the photos you took. Was it fun? Did you learn anything. You are lucky you went to motat

  8. Dear Room 9
    How was you trip to MOTAT? Was it great?
    Those toilets must be really stinky too, was it really stinky?