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My Metaphor-

My journey at Snowy has been like an ocean wave. I rise high, feeling on top of the world. And then I crash into a wet, salty state before I rise high once again.

You see a challenge off in the distance and your peers are supporting you to take it. As it approaches you prepare yourself and as it lifts you up, you spring to your feet, unsure of how you will go, but sure that whatever turns out it will be fun, exciting and a new adventure that you are ready to ride. You either come out of it successful and gleeful as can be. Or it dumps you on your face and you are left in a catastrophe. Now at this point you think it's over and you believe you are done, but as the sun shines brightly, so does your opportunity of improvement. It is up to you whether you take this opportunity to re-surface and try rising high again.

What did today's experience have in store?

Snowy and Beyond! 1A spent the whole day off campus today and we visited several places around the area and throughout Orbost. We learnt about the roles the local environment plays in Biodiversity and the officials that take care of the area. I was in charge of Parks Victoria and was playing the part of local Ranger Mike.

We all loved visiting the dairy farm in particular and found it very interesting. The best part was the fact that it’s the beginning of Spring, so there have been baby animals all over the joint! Earlier on in the week whilst bike-riding we came across a goat farm and all got to hold a kid, which was less than a week old! Today we met the calves and they sucked our fingers as though they were their mother’s udders or a bottle. The funniest thing was the city-kids reactions to it all (especially the smell of poo!)

Some of the things that I learnt today were:
-Cows don’t actually have a top row of teeth!
-The Triple Bottom Line in all environments.
-And how little the amount of land is that is appropriate for growing vegetation.

Fair to say today was awesome!

Tiana- Red Cliffs


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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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