Primary schoolchildren throughout the South are striking it
rich in education with record attendances of the exhibition
"Gold is Where You Find It: 150 Years of Gold in Central
Otago" at the Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown.
Festivities for the anniversary last month may be over, but
school trips are filing through the comprehensive gold
showcase at a steady pace every day, with more to come before
it closes on February 16.
"Gold is Where You Find It" has become the museum's most
popular exhibition among schools since Anne Frank: A History
for Today, last year.
Museum education officer Rachel Checketts (left) on Friday
welcomed inquisitive minds from the latest school to pay an
educational visit, the appropriately named Goldfields Primary
School, from Cromwell.
All Queenstown, Frankton and Arrowtown primary schools have
sent or will send classes, as well as schools in Tarras,
Alexandra and Dunedin.