Lyanne's Marlo Challenge Print E-mail

It's been four WHOLE weeks since we all arrived here at the Snowy River Leadership School. It has gone waayyy fast I tell you! Every time I get settled in to new covers, we have to change the sheets, AGAIN! I swear, it’s such a drag... But, what can you do about it?

We’ve been caught up in all kinds of activities, it’s just WILD! So, nobody really takes note of time around here, until it comes to meals, then we’re all like FOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDD!!!!!! So like, yeah.

For the last few weeks, I had noticed the plaque reading “Marlo Challenge” sitting at the very corner of the front desk. All my friends and I were constantly questioning what it was about. No one knew what this mysterious “Marlo Challenge” was. If I remember right, I think it went from finding shells at a beach, to surfing to us thinking it was a Triathlon! Nobody had even the slightest clue what it was about besides the obvious; it was a challenge, set in Marlo.

So a couple days before, we get put in groups of 5 for this ‘challenge’ and we’re told we have to dress up, themed and with a group name and a camera. So we’re all like, yeah we can totally do this! The night before we were told that we had to take replica photos of photos that we were shown, with only a pen and paper to hint us off. 9 AM we were all set off and down at Marlo, we all group up one at a time we go sketch the pictures, then BAM! Off we go with a map left to wonder around Marlo. My group had heaps of fun, wondering around taking pictures just strolling around, before we knew it we had to be back! Got our camera marked off, and then we were back, time flies…

Marlo Challenge

At the end of the day, my group the ‘Giraffes’ came seventh, and congratulations to the trainees who came first!!!

I love the amount of fun we have here, and any other student thinking of applying, GO FOR IT!

No regrets!! Signing off.

By Lyanne - Alkira SC


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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.
Our school community acknowledges the Gunaikurnai and Monero-Ngarigo people as the traditional custodians of the land upon which our school campus is built. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their Elders past and present, and especially whose children attend our school.