My Rest Day Print E-mail

It started in a beautiful and warm morning with decent wind. I woke up with a big smile on my face because it was Rest Day and it was also my first student leader day. I was singing cheerfully in the shower like a bird making noise on a rainy day. I walked out in the common room with my pretty woollen pyjamas on and it was kind of weird but I didn’t care because I was happy. The breakfast tasted more delicious than any normal day, but why? I was very excited.

After the headcount and the speech, my friends and I headed out with the teachers to go fishing. We sang on the bus happily and made jokes then laughed. When we first arrived, the worst thing was the mosquitoes; they were annoying. I spent 30 mins with the same position and I caught no fish but my friend was next to me and he caught a fish in 10 mins. WOW! It was a very memorable and enjoyable moment. I really wanted to do this again although I didn’t catch any fish.

I was thinking to go to the beach and chilled but I had to run soccer training that I announced the day before. It was tiring because the temperature suddenly rose but we did well to complete the drills. First we warmed up to reduce the chance of muscle cramps. After that, we practiced our passing and dribbling. Finally, we had a fun little game which was the best part of the training.

I was exhausted at night but it was fun. My roommate woke me up in the middle of the night because I snored loudly. I can’t wait for the next Rest Day and do all the activities again. My goal will be to catch at least one fish.

Phuoc - St Albans Secondary College


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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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