Megan and Ingrid's Expo Interview Print E-mail
Written by Megan and Ingrid, Snowy Student Term 3 2009   
Megan on ExpoQ: Did you enjoy expo?
Yes, it was fantastic fun and I learnt so much about myself and our team. The fun things we did definitely outweighed the hard stuff.
Expo was heaps of fun and I would definitely do it again because it was a blast. The people that I went with were amazing and they made the experience all that more better.

Q: What was the hardest part about expo?
When everyone got really tired and you started to notice how heavy your pack actually was. That was the worst because everyone’s energy levels were dropping and we couldn’t stop because we needed to get to the campsite before dark.
Similar to Megan, I, and I think most of our group, found the pack really heavy towards the end of the day. We’d been walking for so long and my muscles really started to hurt and that made walking really difficult.

Ingrid walking on the beach at ExpoQ: What was the best thing about working in our team?
Ingrid: Our expo team is so supportive of each other. We all walked together and there was no conflict in the group. After hearing about some of the other expos, we were all worried about getting bored and tired and sore, but the group pulled each other through all that.
Megan: Yeah I agree with Ingrid. Our team was really supportive of one another and we never gave up on each other. We were always determined to be really positive and we didn’t have that many times where we were bored. I wouldn’t want to be in any other expo team than 2A.

Q: What have you learnt about yourself from going on expo?
Megan: I’ve learnt that my attitude really affects the people around. Going into next expo I’m going to try to keep a positive attitude as long as I can because I don’t want my attitude making everyone else feel bored/tired/grumpy. You really need to be aware of others around you and look out for yourself because what you do influences everybody else.
Ingrid: I’ve learnt how important communication is within our group. Out team goals’ acronym was CUTE (Communication, Unity, Team work and Enjoyment) and without each of these things, the others never come.  I’ve also learnt about how great other people can make me feel when I’m not that happy. It was really important for us all to have people to talk to and help us over the last two days.

Q: What was your favourite thing about expo?
My favourite part was just learning about and having fun with the others in my expo group. We all had a really fun time hiking, and we also had a great night last night playing games on the beach. My second favourite part was finishing, not because it was over, but because I felt so proud of myself and our team for making expo so fantastic.
Everything about expo was really fun especially singing and mucking around with the whole expo group but I have to say that my favourite thing was the nighttime. It was Mr. Bourke’s birthday so we had a surprise party for him (really nice mud cake. Yum!) and then we played capture the flag on the beach. It was great just getting to know everyone and mucking around. It was good fun and I would definitely do it again. I also enjoyed dancing with Susan on the bus. Good times.

Megan and Ingrid, Fitzroy High School


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