Northshore’s Year Five Students are sent to Fremantle Prison

Many of us may be unaware that the infamous Fremantle Prison was first opened in 1886 for British convicts coming to Perth.

Northshore’s Year Five students descended upon the port city last week to see the historical correctional facility which closed in the 1990’s and is now listed as a heritage and educational site for tours.

Students experienced life in the penitentiary facilties and, as the photos demonstrate, life in the main cell block could be dull, colourless and boring!

Parent helpers made the day fun and vibrant, while tour guides helped to recreate life before iPhones and Netflix for the gathered group of students and staff.

The prison is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and can be visited by the general public through

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