Local Learning Day with Marlo and Orbost North Primary Schools Print E-mail
Written by Matthew & Georgia, Snowy River Campus Students Term 3 2013   


Yesterday (21/8/2013) the students of Snowy River School for Student Leadership ran a wonderful Local Learning day for the kids of both Marlo and Orbost North ranging from grade 2-6. The SRC students split into team of 4 or 5 and picked a topic ranging from bush safety to bike and even days at the beach.

Local Learning Day with Marlo and Orbost North Primary Schools

I was in a group with Harry, Laura and Abby and we talked about Bush Safety. To introduce ourselves we did a little bit of role play with some characters called Wildman Stubby and Baby G Bush. We showed the children a video that Abby had made about the amazing scenery and wonderful wildlife but then it proceeded to show some glorified images of ticks, snakes, drop bears and other horrific things. It sounds entirely inappropriate but the kids found it quite amusing and went along happily with our interactive lesson which included them “modelling” some appropriate and inappropriate clothing choices at the end we played a wildlife version of fruit salad. Overall I thought the entire day was a huge success and I really hope the kids enjoyed it as much as we did.

I was in a group with Trent, Noah and Chloe, we talked about sustainability and climate change. First we tolled then that we were going to see some guest speakers. Our guest speakers where Noah and Trent who were sitting in one of the huts in zone 3. They told them all about sustainability and climate change then we took them down a path to a small to an area we had raked out and told them to make a village, then we showed them how natural disasters work. We showed them how phonemes and floods work. We pored a bucket of water on them both.

By Matthew - Mooroopna SC and Georgia - Yarrawonga


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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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