Sydney Olympic Park Authority literally holds the keys to some of the Park’s special access areas and the Education team is about providing access to these special areas – unlocking their secrets for education!
And that’s what we did last week-end with the help of our partners, the GWS Giants, Multicultural Youth Affairs Network and Save the Children. We share a goal to provide inspiring programs for student groups with special needs and here at Sydney Olympic Park we have a strong history of providing learning opportunities for disadvantaged groups.
So, we unlocked some of the Park’s special access areas to provide a range of pre game activities for the AFL Multicultural Round for 100 migrant and refugee youth and their families.
One of these unique places is the historically significant Brickpit, excavated in the 1900s to provide 60% of red bricks in Sydney. Today, access is limited as the Brickpit is a freshwater wetland home to the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog population and 91 species of birds.
Two groups went on a unique tour down to the base of the protected Brickpit, visited our renowned wetlands in Bicentennial Park and then went on to witness the GWS Giants’ historic first victory at Skoda Stadium. The program was designed to build confidence, aspirations and new skills.
We had a great time and look forward to working with our partners to deliver more inspiring learning opportunities for the community in the future.