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Mountain Bike RidingAt the Snowy River Campus (SRC), our hard tail mountain bikes allow us to have all sorts of adventures throughout the Marlo Plains and surrounding districts.

Firstly, the students complete a half-day Cycle-On Bike Ed lesson, which gives them all the basic skills to control a bike and ride in group formations. Once complete, the students can ride on our very own on-campus single trail, which was designed and built by past students.

Other biking options include rest day rides along the old coast road and through the Cape Conran Coastal Park.

One of our key uses of the bikes is as part of the SRC environmental program. One example is when students undertake a day long exploration of sustainable forestry. Using mountain bikes as a sustainable form of transport, the students visit a recently harvested logging coupe. Here, they explore different land management classifications, vegetation types and the features and aspects of a logging coupe that is being managed sustainably to support the timber industry. The journey then ventures through the Cabbage Tree Palms reserve, a rainforest area with unique vegetation, before taking the afternoon to enjoy a leisurely bike ride back to campus. The information and experience gained from this day contribute to the end of term logging debate.

Our bikes are also regularly used as an alternative means of transport to some off-campus activities, which helps to promote environmentally sustainable habits.

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School for Student Leadership is a Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) initiative offering a unique residential education experience for year nine students. The curriculum focuses on personal development and team learning projects sourced from students' home regions. There are three campuses in iconic locations across Victoria. The Alpine School Campus is located at Dinner Plain in the Victorian Alps. Snowy River Campus is near the mouth of the Snowy River at Marlo in east Gippsland. The third site is adjacent to Mount Noorat near Camperdown in Victoria’s Western District, and is called Gnurad-Gundidj. After consultation with the local aboriginal community, this name represents both the indigenous name of the local area and an interpretation of the statement "belonging to this place".
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