Expo Experience by Erin Print E-mail
Written by Erin, Snowy River Campus Term 3 2013   

Yesterday I was student leader for the day with Lewie. I had to make sure everyone was organised for each class and headcount. I also had to help Mrs Hopkins with the linen as we had to change our bedding. Last week my group went on our first expo which was so much fun. We hiked 7 kilometres through the sand on the first day, camped overnight and the second day we once again hiked 7 kilometres but this time it was on the gravel as we followed the power lines back to campus.

Expo Experience

The second day was a lot easier than the first as we didn’t have the sand. Camping was different. We had to cook our own food on the Trangia stoves, use a circle on the ground as our table, use the bush as a toilet and sleep in a tent. It was one of the best if not the best experience I have had here at Snowy. Once I had completed the expo I felt really good about myself because I completed something I thought would be a real challenge. It put me out of my comfort zone, I tried something new and it ended up being fantastic.

by Erin - Sunbury Downs SC


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School for Student Leadership is a Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) initiative offering a unique residential education experience for year nine students. The curriculum focuses on personal development and team learning projects sourced from students' home regions. There are four campuses in iconic locations across Victoria. The Alpine School Campus is located at Dinner Plain in the Victorian Alps. Snowy River Campus is near the mouth of the Snowy River at Marlo in east Gippsland. The third site is adjacent to Mount Noorat near Camperdown in Victoria’s Western District, and is called Gnurad-Gundidj. After consultation with the local aboriginal community, this name represents both the indigenous name of the local area and an interpretation of the statement "belonging to this place". Our fourth and newest campus, currently known as the Don Valley Campus is located at Don Valley, Yarra Ranges.
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