Raft Building - Our best team challenge yet Print E-mail
Written by Shea & Jordan, Snowy River Campus, Term 3 2013   

Today 1B had raft building, where we had to dress up like pirates. Everyone got into the full theme of the day and we all had a great time. We travelled out to one of the places we camped on the second expo and set sail to the high seas; or at least the lake we had to cross. We were given 8 barrels, 2 boxes of rope and some wooden beams that we were to make our raft out of, and to make it just that little bit harder it was raining while we were doing it.

Raft Building

Once we had finally created our raft we jumped aboard and with only half a map we tried to find our buried treasure. We ran across sand dunes and through the bush and even got lost quite a few times along the way but we ended up finding the X that marked the spot. The treasure was great, a block of chocolate to share between our crew (or expo team). We then made our journey back to our raft and set sail once again, back to the other side of the lake. Before we left most of our team jumped straight out of the raft and went for a swim to celebrate, never minding the fact that it was raining and half of us couldn’t feel our fingers. But we all had a great day and we work well as a team. Being the last team challenge I think it was our best one yet.

Shea (Footscray City College) & Jordan U (Yarrawonga College P-12)


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