The Days Go By Print E-mail
Written by Lewis, Snowy River Campus Student, Term 3 2013   

The Days Go By

In the past week or so, we have done many fun activities. I was student leader yesterday with Erin. It was great fun controlling everyone, and the fact that everyone goes quiet when your hand goes up. It just feels different in a good way.

A few days ago, we had our first expo day. It was a very tough day, but we managed to get some great weather. (Unlike the other groups) The packs were heavy and the sand was just slowing us down, but we pushed through and we got there. Things are going well up at snowy. Everyone is getting along and the friendships are only getting stronger. People are enjoying the activities and the food around here is great. Everything is a mad dash, and it feels like the journey has only just begun. The first week seemed like it would never end, but then the second week I didn’t even remember! It was all so fast. Things are great the way they are and I can't wait till tomorrow.

The last few days, everyone has been really tired from their expo experiences. Some are a bit more sensitive than others, but we all know what it feels like when you just want to sleep. But there is always something to do and you never get bored. There is no time to get tired up here, and if you do, remember to get as much food and sleep as you can because that really helps.

Canoeing was great fun as well and was definitely one of my main highlights so far. Can’t wait until the next activity with these wonderful people.

By Lewis - Footscray City College


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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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