A Minute to Win It Print E-mail
Written by Jake, Snowy River Campus Student, Term 2a 2013   

Yesterday I was student leader I was very nervous at the start but I got into a comfortable position and took it away from there. Yesterday was a very exciting day in the morning I had peer skills 3 what we did in that was talk about rock and water, which is rock being stressed and forcing and water being flexible and passive. We also talked about conflict and it meant to us for me it meant two people who have two very different opinions and differences they lack trust and try and be the more dominant person. That also involved talking about if is good or if it is bad I said that it is both it can be good for sorting out things but it can be bad if the conflict gets really bad then in can lead to physical violence and abuse, it all depends on the person and what type of personality they have.

In the afternoon we had the Orbost secondary college come out to learn about our CLP as they are doing one as well, we also got some ideas off them which will surely help in our Presentation. It was pretty nerve racking talking in front of them and talking about our CLP’s.

After a wonderful meal our night class was based on Minute to win it activities Charlotte and I hosted the night we played 5 games the first one was ping pong ball challenge it’s where you have a cup in the middle of the table and you have to try and bounce the table tennis ball in the cup with only one bounce 10 points, 2 bounces 5 points, 3 bounces 1 point. The second game we played was called the savoury challenge it is where we had to slide a biscuit that was on our forehead down our face and in to our mouths all without touching it. The third game we played was called the straw challenge you have to blow the ball with a straw from one square to the other without touching it and you have to make it stay in the 30cm by 30cm square for 5 seconds that proved to be the hardest. The fourth game we played was the egg challenge I won’t go into the details I’ll just say this it got very MESSY!!!
Overall the day was very fun and I’m having an awesome time here at Snowy River.

By Jake - Mortlake 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.
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.