As part of DreamBIG Festival’s (formerly Come Out Children’s Festival) Big Family Weekend, the History Trust of South Australia and Children’s University are working on a collaborative project together with the South Australian School for Vision Impaired. The students at SASVI are legally blind, have less than 6/60 vision or have severe field restrictions; making it difficult for them to interpret and interact with traditional exhibitions or displays. The SASVI students wanted to be able to create a history themed trail for the 2017 History Festival, that any child can do and that can demonstrate unique ways of exploring well-known spaces. SASVI students from Year 2-7 explored North Terrace identifying interesting and significant landmarks they thought should be included. Together they compiled lists, took photographs, recorded soundscapes and described what they could hear, smell and touch. Particular items of interest include statues, fountains, memorials, trees and sculptures. SASVI want you to join in the fun of an interactive and multi-sensory North Terrace experience. They challenge you to explore a ‘different’ North Terrace with your family and friends!
To download a hard copy version of the trail, click here!
North Terrace began as a dirt road and was made between 1836 and 1841. - Aaron