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Today everyone competed in the Marlo Challenge. We were in teams of five and we raced around Marlo searching high and low for different signs or numbers or pictures to take photos of. Each team was different in their own way; each team had dressed to a theme they decided on. My team dressed like true Australians, while some dressed in their pyjamas and others in different colours.

At the start, we had five minutes to remember or draw as many of the pictures as we could and then everyone was lined up against the fence, the teachers counted down to one, the gate opened and everyone was off. All the teams ran as fast as they could and headed in different directions. Some teams searched for a little bit and headed off back to the start to get another look and have morning tea, my team stayed out a bit and kept searching until 11 O’ clock. We raced around Marlo finding most of the pictures at the start.

We headed back and got our morning tea and remembered the other pictures we needed to find. We headed off and raced for the last thirty minutes until we had five minutes to get back to the start. We ran as fast as we could and got back just in time. There was only one other team, a little bit after my team finished all the other teams raced down and finished just in time or got penalized for being late.

Overall, everyone had heaps of fun exploring Marlo and running around. My team worked really well and we all enjoyed ourselves. Competing in the Marlo Challenge was a difficult task to complete but at least everyone had tons of fun and learnt a lot about Marlo.

Rebecca - Reservoir District SC


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