Get pumped!


Years 3-10
Terms 1-4  Monday–Friday
Maximum 40 students

Science, The Humanities, Technology

School programs and resources

Discover the smelly side of Melbourne’s history.

Hear some stinky stories from the straining well and explore the magnificent Engine Room as you marvel at the building that helped overcome the stench of 19th century Melbourne.

Students will be loaned an iPad that includes videos, animations and other media that bring to life the amazing engineering feats involved in the construction of the Spotswood Pumping Station in the 1890s.

Includes a staff introduction.

Curriculum links

  • History
  • Continuity and Change
  • Historical Significance
  • Science: Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Design and Technology: Technologies and Society