The Ayeee Team's 2nd Expo Print E-mail

On the 24th of this month, 2A set off on our second Expedition. In the week before I was feeling a bit nervous to be leaving campus to go into the wilderness for three days. But with the help from the rest of the team these nerves were settled and I felt quite positive to be on Expo. I really enjoyed how well our team worked together, we all encouraged and supported each other. On the first day we completed a 9km walk and 1.5km canoe to our first camp site. Once at the campsite we had lots of time to set-up and then go fishing. Even though no one caught a fish, Oskar caught a fishing rod, which was quite entertaining considering as he was reeling it in he claimed the “fish” was fighting back. On the second day we did a 10km canoe down the Brodribb River to our camp-site for the night. Because we were all feeling so motivated, we decided to get up at 4:30am on the third day so we could conquer the feared Mount Raymond. Once we arrived at the mountain we questioned why it really was feared, because we hiked it with ease, thanks to the positive vibe in our Expo team. When we were nearly at the top of the mountain we were greeted with hugs and smiles by 2B who were just beginning their Expo. Seeing them was a highlight of my trip! When we arrived at campus we were welcomed back by the whole community, it was good to see everybody again! Overall it was a really good experience and I’m glad I got to be a part of it.

By Bridget, Camperdown College.


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