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Written by Rachel & Eldrain, Snowy River Campus Term 3 2013   

Yesterday I had Raft Building. 1A went down to the Slips and built a raft from logs and barrels. We dressed up as Pirates with face paint and everything. I loved it because it was so much fun! We paddled across to the dunes and followed the map to find the treasure (which I’m sure everyone was deeply ecstatic about). Paddling back was an interesting and rather freezing experience for me. Not only was the raft starting to fall apart, but most of us jumped off into the water and started to pull the raft back to shore. It was so fun. We then shared our thoughts of the day and shared the treasure… CHOCOLATE!!!! The best day I have had yet!!

- Rachel F Numurkah SC

Yesterday I had first aid scenarios, in this class we got people to fake injuries. We then went out to save them by doing the things you would in that situation. Today we have raft building like Rachel, this was our last team building activity and we all put effort into the activity. It was cold at first but we all worked as the day went on. We started laughing and injuring ourselves. Looking at our first team building activity (bridge building), you can see how people are putting forward more ideas and we were all confident and comfortable in doing it all, not like the start of SRC.

- Eldrain N Footscray City College

Raft Building Pirates


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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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