First Rest Day! Print E-mail
Written by Ash and Caleb, Snowy River Campus Students, Term 2B 2013   

First Rest Day

Well yesterday was our first rest day. So we decided to go on a massive bike ride around Marlo. We rode downhill, uphill, down and upstairs and even through sand, WOW! We ended riding a whopping 19km! Our group of fourteen students and two teachers left on our journey at around 1:30pm and returned 4:45. As fun as this ride was, we also had a few setbacks as one of the bicycles chains snapped completely in half and another bike also lost its derailleur. Even though it was very wet, slippery and humid, the bike ride was an amazing adventure and the scenery was impeccable.

While the fourteen of us were out cycling the others stayed back and watched Shrek 2 as they weren’t so keen to be out in the rain. They also played little indoor games. But in the end the others couldn’t handle the temptation of not going outside so they decided to go on a big hike around campus and through the bush, making a new track now named the ‘Mimdog Track’ which they very much enjoyed! So our very first rest day was a great success full of lots of fun and joy! Big thanks to the teachers!

By Ash - Echuca College and Caleb - Maffra Secondary College


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