Keeping busy on a rainy rest day. Print E-mail
Written by Naja, Snowy River Campus Student, Term 2B 2013   

Yesterday I woke up to the sound of rain once again for about the fourth day in a row. It was a rest day so I had the whole day to fill with whatever I felt like doing. A lot of us decided to put all our Gortex on and brave the rain. We went for an exploration around Zone 3 then after going around in circles for a while we ended up at ‘grandma’s’ (our fire circle). As you do when you go to grandma you go play sardines… well that’s what we do. Courtney ran off to hide and the rest of us counted to 100. It took me ages to find Courtney’s hiding place and when I did I had to squish in with almost everyone else.

After lunch Tom ran an American football game. It was really confusing and it’s definitely way harder than AFL. It was really fun running in the rain though even if I didn’t know what I was doing.

For the evening we went to the dunes for spirit spot. I always have a great time going to spirit spot because the walk is really fun and its nice doing DEARR on the sand dunes. For evening class we had our ‘Step up’ ceremony. We had a leaf, a rock and a stick. The leaf was something that we wanted to leave behind, the rock represented a challenge we overcame and the stick was something we wanted to keep doing. It was a nice way to mark half way in our time here.

Naja - Horsham College


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