2B Bridge Building Experience Print E-mail

This morning we went down to the Snowy River and were told we were to build a bridge. Our objective was to build a bridge long enough to get out about 7 meters where a canoe was sitting with ‘treasure’ inside of it. We were taught how to do a couple of knots and when to use these knots. Then we learnt how to construct a tripod. After that we were told to go on our own and build a bridge to the canoe and retrieve the ‘treasure’. We built another 2 tripods and then moved these tripods into the water a few meters apart. Next we constructed beams to lay in between the tripods to walk on. We made it to the canoe and everyone grabbed a piece of treasure. Everything worked well because everyone took part and worked hard. Well done to 2B for a well-constructed bridge!    

Dylan- Hopetoun P-12 College


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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.
Our school community acknowledges the Gunaikurnai and Monero-Ngarigo people as the traditional custodians of the land upon which our school campus is built. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their Elders past and present, and especially whose children attend our school.