Touchstones Trail

Join in the fun with an interactive and multi-sensory self-guided North Terrace experience created by kids for kids. Explore a different North Terrace with your family and friends.

As part of the 2017 DreamBIG Festival, the History Trust of South Australia and Children’s University Adelaide worked together on a collaborative project with the South Australian School for Vision Impaired (SASVI). The students at SASVI are legally blind, have less than 6/60 vision or have severe field restrictions; making it difficult for them to interpret and interact with traditional exhibitions or displays.

The SASVI students wanted to be able to create a history themed trail for the 2017 History Festival, that any child can do and that can demonstrate unique ways of exploring well-known spaces. SASVI students from Year 2-7 explored North Terrace identifying interesting and significant landmarks they thought should be included. Together they compiled lists, took photographs, recorded soundscapes and described what they could hear, smell and touch. Particular items of interest include statues, fountains, memorials, trees and sculptures. SASVI want you to join in the fun of an interactive and multi-sensory North Terrace experience.

Download a copy of the Touchstones Trail from the Children’s University Australia website, go to the ‘SA Learning Destination’s’ page and search for History Trust of SA. You can also help us to design our next trail. Download the trail here: Children’s University SA