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This is Grace and she's three years old.
She's come with her mum to an antique shop
which sells interesting things from the olden days.
Grace's mum collects old jewellery.
Wow, Grace, look at this!
Let's go and see what we can find.
Today, Grace is going to do something new for the first time,
but what will it be?
This is Grace's memory box.
It helps her remember all the exciting things that have happened.
See if you can remember what goes in it today.
Grace, are you going to help me find some jewellery for my collection?
-Yeah, let's find some.
Look, Grace, I think there's some jewellery here.
-Tell me what you think of that?
-I like that rainbow one.
That looks nice, doesn't it, a nice ring?
Together, they look around the antiques shop
-and Grace helps Mum choose some jewellery.
-Oh, wow! Look, Grace.
Look at all these. What might Mummy like?
Have a look. What can you see?
-What do you think that is?
A bracelet. Where does that go?
-What do you think?
-Very nice. It suits you.
Grace's mum decides to buy the bracelet.
There are lots of different things to collect here.
Now Mummy's bought this for her collection,
would you like a collection of your own?
-Yeah? Let's go and see what we can find.
I wonder what you're going to collect, Grace?
Look, Grace, they're old milk bottles. Some people collect them.
And, look, cars. You could collect cars.
-Look at this.
-Oh, it's gemstones.
-What colours can you see?
-What colour's that one?
What beautiful colours.
Grace, would you like to collect gemstones as your collection?
Collecting gemstones sounds like a great hobby.
A hobby is a regular activity that is done for enjoyment.
There are lots of different hobbies,
as it depends on what you like to do.
Grace has chosen to start collecting gemstones.
Gemstones are a type of crystal which are taken from the ground
and often used to make jewellery.
Hobbies can include collecting items like rubbers, key rings or fossils,
doing an activity like painting or drawing, or playing a game or sport.
Grace and Mum are going to a cave to see where gemstones come from,
but to get there, they have to travel in a cable car up a mountain.
Wow, here's the cable car that's going to take us up the hill.
Are we going to get in?
They board the car, the big wheel turns the cable, and off they go!
-Is it getting bumpier?
-It's because it's going faster.
-What a great view.
What can you see?
-Can you see a river?
And the cars on the road here.
-Are we really high?
Look, Grace, more cable cars!
As we're going up, they're coming down.
-Finally, they arrive at the top and get out of the cable car.
The first thing in Grace's memory box is a cable car.
At the top of the mountain is the entrance to a cave
-where the gemstones are.
-Hey, guys, welcome. I'm Gemma. Put these on.
-We're going to keep you safe round the cave.
-We'll take you underground and show you some rocks.
Hang on to the railings. Come on, nice and steady.
-A bit wet.
-It is a bit wet.
The cave goes down inside the mountain.
Oh, wow, Grace, we're going deeper and deeper into the cave.
-I wonder what we'll find.
-I wonder if we can see gemstones.
-I wonder if we can.
Yes, all this rock around us.
-Look at that big rock up there, Grace.
What do you think that rock looks like?
Do you think it looks like a crocodile?
Can you see the crocodile shape in the rock?
His big nose and his eye sticking out up there.
-That's the Rockadile.
-What does it eat?
-It eats rocks.
It eats rocks?! That's funny.
-Shall we go and see the rest, guys?
The ranger leads them carefully through a tunnel
into another large chamber.
Grace, it's slippy. Be careful, darling.
-It's pretty in here.
-What do you reckon to that?
-Look how big that chamber is.
-Wow! That's a big cave, isn't it?
-They're changing colours.
Can you see all the shiny crystals in the rocks?
The ranger shows Grace where gems are formed in the rock.
So this is calcite.
This is what they use in road paint to make the lines on the road
shiny and reflective.
Can you hear that noise, Grace?
What does it sound like, Grace?
-It sounds clicking.
-Sounds like water dripping in.
Can you see the shiny bits in the roof?
-What do you think it is?
-It is sparkles, it's gold!
It's not real gold. It's fool's gold. Iron pyrite.
It gets the name because you can use it to light fires.
Now they've finished looking round the cave,
they climb up some steep steps and on to the misty hillside.
Wow, daylight again, Grace.
You can see a long way from the top of a hill.
Look how far we are. I can see a castle there.
A castle? Oh, yeah!
The second thing to go into the memory box is a cave.
Grace and Mum have come to the shop
which sells the gems dug from underground.
What's all these, all these precious stones?
They're all the colours in the rainbow.
Would you like a bag and put some in here for your collection at home?
-Which ones would you like?
-I'm going to choose.
-They're lovely, these, aren't they?
-Yeah, really lovely.
What beautiful colours for your collection.
I think your bag is full now.
-Shall we have a look over there?
-OK, come on, then.
-With our things.
Oh, look, Grace, I can see fool's gold.
Did we see that in the cave?
-I like these.
-Wow, that's nice.
It is. Look how many colours.
And, look, they've used some to make bracelets.
That's a good idea.
They pay for their gems and head off to look for more stones outside.
The third thing to go into the memory box is some gemstones.
Grace and her mum have come to a stone centre
and have been given special permission
to pick up a few stones for her collection.
-Wow, Grace, look at all them big rocks over there.
-Oh, yeah. Shall we go and see what we can see?
Grace has a look around and finds some interesting stones.
-Let's go and find some more.
-What a great place to explore.
Look, Grace, that is definitely a stone for your collection.
Wow, putting it in?
-Oh, I love that blue one there.
-That's a pretty one.
-OK, pop it in.
OK, I think we're done now. Let's go.
Mum now takes Grace to a special pool of water that's been set up
so people can try panning safely.
Panning is when you wash gravel or sand in a pan
to separate the stones.
-Do you fancy panning for some gemstones?
It looks like there's only sand in there.
We need to wash the sand away. Can you do it on your own?
-Give it a shake.
-Can you see the colours starting to appear?
I can see the gemstones.
-That's a final one for your collection.
-Pop it in.
-Grace, gemstone collection's looking really good.
-Let's go home.
-Grace takes her gemstones home.
As well as digging gemstones out of the ground, many years ago,
people used to pan rivers for gold and other precious gemstones.
These stones are then cut and polished
and used for making jewellery, such as rings and necklaces.
Mum and Grace are in the garden and Mum has an idea.
-Do you know how we've been collecting our gemstones?
I've got an idea. You know how Mummy likes collecting jewellery?
Would you like to make some with the gemstones that you've collected?
-Yeah? That's a nice hobby, isn't it?
-Yeah. Gather them up.
Grace sorts out the stones and Mum glues on a bead.
I've done a rainbow, Mummy.
Oh, yeah, you've made a rainbow with all your gems. That's beautiful.
OK, Grace, we're going to make our necklace now.
Can you pick the first gemstone?
Thread it on.
So we go through.
Can you pull it?
Shall we try it on you?
Oh, look! It's made a necklace.
Well done, Grace.
The fourth thing into the memory box is a necklace.
Today, Grace began her first hobby.
Can you remember what happened?
Let's have a look in the memory box.
First, Grace went up a mountain in a cable-car.
Next she visited a cave to see where gemstones come from.
Then she went on a gemstone hunt.
Finally, she made a necklace.
Today, Grace started her first hobby.
There's a first time for everything!