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2A being piratesToday is the second last full day here at SRC.  2A set off to raft building in the party bus dressed up as pirates.  Once we arrived, we unloaded the trailer full of empty plastic barrels and wooden logs.   We discussed some ideas on how to build our raft and we had to fit eleven people onto it. 

We decided to use six big barrels and six wooden poles to make our raft.  There where many different ideas on how to make it, but we all decided on how we thought it would work best.

Just before we all got onto the raft, we where given a treasure map of where to go.  Once we got to the other side of the river on our successful raft, we were given another piece of the treasure map.  It lead us over the sand dunes until we came to a rudder chicken sticking out of the ground.  We all started digging until we pulled out the treasure chest.  Inside was a note acknowledging our team achievement.  Inside there was also a bag full of icy poles for everyone.  It was such a nice surprise and everyone really enjoyed them. 

After climbing back over the sand dunes, we had to row our raft back to where we entered the water.  We all got on and headed back.  We were about half way across when Mr. Morton sabotaged our boat.  One by one, the big barrels keeping us afloat came off the raft.  We all ended up in the water, but it was very relaxing.  We all swam back to shore and took the half broken raft with us.  It was a very pleasant day and I think that even though it was the last 2A team activity, it was loads of fun.  2A has grown together as a team, and it will be hard for all of us to say goodbye, but none of us will EVER forget this great experience!    2A ALL THE WAY!


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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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