Sharni's Great Rest Day Print E-mail

Sharni's Great Rest Day

This morning as everyone was falling behind in their passports and some are due today I thought as student leader our community goal should be that everyone uses their time wisely to complete their passports. We allocated from 9:15 until just before 12pm for people to come in the common room and work on their passports. It was great to see so many people working hard to complete their passports. Today we had a rest day and I organized to do the Marlo Challenge since every other term has been longer than ours and they had time to do the challenge on a specific date. But as ours is shorter I thought it would be good to get the whole community involved on our rest day. As it was a hot day today we decided to modify the Marlo Challenge and only do it for 1 hour and then go for a swim which was a great idea. The Marlo Challenge is where we all go into Marlo and have to find specific things that have been photographed and shown to us. We aren’t allowed to bring the pictures with us so we have to have a pretty good memory to remember what angle the picture was taken on. To get points the photo has to be taken on almost the exact same angle as the photos that they showed us. Some examples of what we had to find were street signs, house numbers, features outside of a house, and things down specific streets, things on the playground and hotel signs. It was heaps of fun and great to see the whole community getting involved in a rest day activity. Everyone was in a team and no one was left out. Tomorrow is the day where we get to find out who won the Marlo Challenge, so let’s just hope for the best. I thought that the team I was in had a really great time walking around Marlo trying to find specific things.

Marlo Challenge Winners

One thing that made my day even better was when Miss Fuhrmann brought her dog down. His name is Henry and he is a golden retriever and he is so cute. I do have two dogs at home that I do miss so much so it was so cool to see Henry today. He was so happy and fluffy.

After Marlo Challenge we went down to Marlo Estuary where everyone had the chance to get into the water and have a swim. It was the perfect day for a good cool off in the water. Everyone was swimming against the current and the ones who didn’t well let’s just say they went drifting. What makes me happy about today is that I have now completed one of my goals which was to organize a rest day. But what makes me happier is that everyone enjoyed their time swimming and at the Marlo Challenged that I helped organize. Overall I think today was a success everyone got involved, gave it their best shot and had fun!

Last night’s evening class 1A and 1B watched the movie Mabo. Eddy Mabo was the main character and he was fighting for Indigenous rights. He tried so hard and his work paid off. He took the government to court and they gave in. It was really bad to see how our world treated/treats aboriginals for instance. Why do they need to be separated from the whites, it just was not fair.

By Sharni - Bellarine


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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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