Older News  » Pilot Station Visit for Heritage Week

Last updated 3:57 PM on 8 April 2016
Pilot Station 
Pilot Beach 

On Monday 5/6K and 5/6C went to the Pilot Station. Ross, our guide met us and told us that we would be going on a walk and he would be giving us information at different historical points on the way.

We visited the flagpole where the pilots used nautical flags to send messages to the ships, then we went to see the old cattle grid which is now wetlands. We followed the boardwalk to Pilot Beach and learned a bit about the Wash House Rock Platform. 

Then we walked along Pilot Beach to the breakwall where we learned about a shipwreck nearby. At the cemetery, Ross explained a bit about the family that were buried there. We continued our walk back to the boatshed where we ate our lunch before heading back to school on the bus. A wonderful day was enjoyed by all.

Have a look in the latest Focus magazine for an article our involvement in the Heritage Week program involving nautical flags.