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Krissy Goes Caving

So, where starting on the fifth week now, it’s going SOOOOO fast! I have been student leader twice now, the first time I was really scared but the second time i thought it was really fun!

I went caving last Tuesday and it was so scary but so much fun! My group, 1B which consists of my school Alkira Secondary College and Swifts Creek School went into the wild cave first. We had to crawl and army crawl through most of the cave and I was so scared! Then we had to go through this part of the cave called the letterbox and we had to slide on our tummies to get to the other side. At the time I was really scared but once we finished I wanted to do it again!

After the wild cave we went into the show cave and it was really pretty! There were heaps of stalactites and stalagmites hanging from the roof and coming out from the floor. Some of them were really shiny and pretty, our guide said that fairies lived in the cave and it was their fairy dust all over the rocks. Our guide told us a really cool way of remembering that stalactites hang from the roof and stalagmites come from the ground. Stalactites hold tightly on to the roof and stalagmites might touch the roof one day. I had an awesome day caving and would love to do it again!

Kristen - Alkira Secondary College


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