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Written by Zoe, Snowy River Campus Student, Term 2B 2013   

Friday my expo group (1B) had Beliefs & Values first. We talked about some heavy topics such as racism, body image, gay marriage, and abortion. It was really interesting to hear everyone’s opinions and their ‘beliefs & values’.

After lunch we had our first surfing lesson. I was really excited to surf because I’d never done it before. We all put on wetsuits and headed to Cape Conran. We learnt the basics on the sand before testing our skills in the water. It was quite cold and windy but the wetsuits kept us warm in the waves. At one point it even rained. Being in the ocean was fantastic! I love the beach. By the end of the session most of us had stood up on our boards for at least a few seconds. It took me a huge number of tries to stand up, and on my very last wave, I did! Just shows how persistence and resilience really pay off! It was a bit awkward getting changed out of our wetsuits in the bushes afterwards, but it was all fun! Surfing is definitely one of my favourite experiences at Snowy so far.

Zoe - Wangaratta


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