The first excursion for the year has been organised and the notes have gone home, clutched tightly in the palms of the excited LA19 students. Well, I say excursion, it’s actually just a walk around the local area – the streets they play on everyday. There is a very important educational aspect to it, however, which is to address the requirements of the Geography strand of the year 7 Australian Curriculum. We’ll be carrying out traffic and environmental surveys at several points on our walk to start our investigations into the “live-ability” of an area. We’ll put our findings together, compare the different locations within our area, then compare these with other areas. I know it isn’t much of an excursion, but sometimes just getting out of the classroom is all the excitement we need.