Marine Studies is an innovative program developed at Flinders College for Year 9 students at Carrum Downs campus. For the duration of Term 1 students are engaged in a multi-disciplinary investigation of marine issues and events. This starts with The Titanic Experience, a focus on the sinking of RMS Titanic in 1912. The causes of the disaster and the remarkable tales of survival provide a rich source of primary evidence, leading to an exciting role-playing exercise when we recreate the 1912 British Board of Trade Inquiry into the disaster with students taking on the roles of real-life survivors.
Following on from The Titanic Experience, students branch out into subject-specific investigations such as marine biology, voyages of discovery or marine literature.
Later in the term, students undertake their Marine Studies Activity Week. Selecting their preferred activity from a range of options, students might have the opportunity to go sailing, SCUBA diving, surfing or snorkeling with the dolphins of Port Phillip Bay. They might also try their hand at a three day voyage upon the Enterprize; a recreated 19th Century sailing vessel. All students undertake a dinghy sailing program at Albert Park Lake and an engaging series of challenges based on the motion picture Cast Away.
Students participating in Sea Kayaking as part of the Marine Studies program.
Students participating in Marine Combo activities