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This program introduces the BIG Library to early learners in a playful and engaging way. Help the explorer Matthew Flinders find Trim, his cheeky cat, and view extraordinary artefacts and primary source material along the way. Your students will illustrate a beautiful big book, developed exclusively for this program, and take it back to their classroom. This highly interactive excursion includes exploring the exhibitions and building and immersing yourself in a rich literacy experience.

In this 1.5 hour program students will:

  • be introduced to explorer Matthew Flinders and his cat Trim
  • hunt for Trim in secret places around the Library
  • listen to an original story
  • co-create a big book to take back to school

Booking Details


$200 for groups up to 15 and $325 for groups 16 – 30.


Monday – Friday during term time.


90 minutes

Make a booking enquiry on the State Library of NSW website

Curriculum outcomes

Early Stage 1 – English

  • ENe-1A  communicates with peers and known adults in informal and guided activities demonstrating emerging skills of group interaction
  • ENe-6B  recognises that there are different kinds of spoken texts with specific language features and shows an emerging awareness of some purposes for spoken language
  • ENe-8B  demonstrates emerging skills and knowledge of texts to read and view, and shows developing awareness of purpose, audience and subject matter

Stage 1 – English

  • EN1-1A communicates with a range of people in informal and guided activities demonstrating interaction skills and considers how own communication is adjusted in different situations
  • EN1-10C thinks imaginatively and creatively about familiar topics, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts

Additional Details

  • Education Program Type: Excursion
  • Suitable Stages:Kindergarten, Stage 1 (Year 1 & 2)
  • Organisation Support:Equipment Provided, Risk Assessment, Syllabus Outcomes Provided, Wifi Available
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