Rest Day by Brianna and Mikka Print E-mail

Yesterday was a rest day. Everyone did something different yesterday but I went surfing. We went in the morning and caught some waves. The waves weren’t that big but we still had fun, joking around when we waited for the next big wave and then laughing and congratulating each other when we felt the thrill of standing up and riding it to the sand. I stood up a couple of times, and ran into Jammo and Josie more than once. Although I have had 2 out of the 3 surfing lessons that we get here, I still think that it’s awesome that I can stand up on the board now. I’m nearly able to turn as well, which is the criteria to get certificate 2 in surfing. Everyone has certificate 1, because we all have had a go. We put our boards on the beach, had morning tea then raced back into the water as we were allowed to have a swim before we headed back to campus. Abbey and I swam together, laughing when either one of us or someone else got dumped by a wave.

Surfing was so much fun, and it really makes me wish I lived closer to the beach so I can do more of it.

In the afternoon, we watched Finding Nemo. Yes, this is a kid’s movie. No, we don’t care. We all cried when coral died and when merlin lost Nemo, laughed when the seagulls went “mine” and cheered when Nemo got back to his dad and when the fish got out of the tank and into the harbour. This has to be the greatest movie of my childhood, I love it so much.
For night class, 2A ran a disco. It was so much fun and we played party games like “bobs and statues” and limbo, we dance to our favourite songs and even had a dance circle. But one of the cheesiest things that happened was 2A had organised a slow dance, and somehow managed to get everyone to participate. A lot of the girls had to teach their partners how to dance, but we didn’t mind. It was a great night class and 2A did a fantastic job.

By Brianna- Mullanuna College

Rest Day

Hello website bloggy thing, my name is Mikka and I come from East Doncaster Secondary College in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. My fellow leader was Brianna from Mullauna College. I was student leader on the 9th of March and it was hard for the reason being that when I woke up I was getting a migraine. I went to sleep for an hour and a half but when I woke up I missed out on the important announcements which I found out at dinner. It was a rest day and we decided to watch Finding Nemo after lunch and we tried to get everyone energised for Sunday. A lot of people got some passport work done. I tried to get everyone to have a productive day and for them to enjoy it. There was surfing and bike riding as activities. At the night class 2A had a disco installed for us and everyone was excited for the fun action night. The day was a great time for people to relax and catch up on work.

By Mikka - East Doncaster


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