Yioti and Patrick report on the first Rest Day post East Gippsland storm Print E-mail

So today is a Rest Day. For our first session we had a lady named Debbi Gray come in and talk to us. She had a disability but she didn’t like calling it a disability because everyone is different so she likes to call it ‘diffability’. First up she talked about her school life and how friends can be an influence but if they are not supportive or accept the way you are than ditch them.

After that she showed us a video clip of the major events in her life like having a baby and skydiving from 10,000 feet. After that she talked about pretty much everything that went on her life like taking a trip to America and getting a job in the navy and how she got to work with a modified golf buggy. So she told us pretty much everything that went on in her life, we saw her modified car and how it ran and how she controls it.

Today we had a roster that the t-shirt committee put up so that everyone in the community can do a t-shirt. We also had a group go out to the beach and see the damage of the harsh weather that hit us a couple of days ago. We also had people playing basketball, rugby and some people that just chilled and watched the movie 'Ice Age'.

So I think that today was a pretty chilled out day and everyone I think had fun.

Yioti and Patrick, June 9th 2012


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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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