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Today I had a rest day. It was really fun. I went on a bike ride which Tiger set up, it took us about an hour which our goal was to ride to the post office of Marlo.

So we had our usual head count and after head count we were getting an idea of how many people were going. There was movie which got 23, bike ride 6 & beach 3. The beach plans didn’t go ahead so the people that were riding bikes went to the table in front of the office’s desk because Mr. Morton asked to meet us their the time then was 1:45.

We went down to the bike shed and got our bikes, we got out bikes and but then we had ten people counting the teachers. So we got our bikes and checked the suspension, brakes, gears, chain and the pedals, so basically everything. After that we got our helmets, vest and gloves and rode off.

We were heading to Marlo so we took the road heading in to Marlo like half 20 minutes in we decided to take the dirt track which went on for a while, we had to do a lot of sharp turns and we also had to go down and up some stairs. On that track you could see a perfect view of the ocean and the Snowy River. We had to move off the road when we got back on it as there were a lot of cars as it is a highway or Autobahn in German. We reached the post office and stopped there we worked out where we were going to go. Mr. den Otter said “Did you know that post offices are used to mark the middle of town?”. We went like 200 meters up the road and stopped at the park to fill up on water. On the way back we took the same track and we were going pretty fast down their actually and to prove that, we were going around this tight corner which ended in another tight corner in the opposite direction and Alan didn’t turn properly and he came off the bike and landed in the grass. It would have been funny to see and he said it was cool and would have been the best and only crash of the day and it was. So after we got Alan up we kept riding back to school we eventually had to go back on the road and we had a lot of cars pass us and there was about 10 different types of cars that passed. So we kept riding, it got to the stage were people were falling back but we slowed down so they could catch up. So finally we reached the driveway of the school and we were going to have a race at the gate. I was first for a while until it came to the second bend and Mr. den Otter and Tiger passed me and I in the end came third. After that we cleaned the bikes and put the bikes away.

Kai - North Geelong SC


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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 four 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". Our fourth and newest campus, currently known as the Don Valley Campus is located at Don Valley, Yarra Ranges.
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