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Maddy’s experience on the Canberra excursion
November 29, 2019

At Bus Stop Films we love taking our students on excursions to learn about the history of filmmaking, which enhances their learning experience! To achieve this, we’re lucky enough to partner with some incredible companies that offer fantastic experiences for our students such as the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in Canberra (NFSA)!

Our student Maddy was selected to attend a full day excursion to NFSA along with 23 students from across the Bus Stop Films locations, to learn about the amazing history of Australian film. This excursion was extra special as Bus Stop Films launched its film studies program in Canberra alongside our CEO Tracey Corbin Matchett, Chairman Peter Tonagh and representatives of Screen Canberra!

With a packed bus we were off!

Check out what Maddy had to say about her experience…


My name is Maddy and I am in Program 3. On the day of the excursion I got the 393 bus to Central walked to the station and met the group. I was really happy as I did this all independently.

Once we were all together we departed on a mini bus to Canberra. On the way there we had lollies and snacks!

When we arrived in Canberra we talked to people from NFSA and then had lunch. After lunch we went to the Game Masters exhibition at NFSA. There were so many games that we could play and we got to play Singstar and other games.

Then I got to be part of the launch party for Bus Stop Films and watched a documentary called ‘Breaking the Biz’ about how Bus Stop Films got started. Then after the documentary, we had afternoon tea. We then headed back to Sydney. It was a big day but I was glad I got to go.

Beep! Beep! Check out how you can join Bus Stop Films Canberra Programs.

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