The Long and the Tiring Print E-mail
Written by Hamish and Bec, Term 2 Snowy Students   

Hamish and Bec - The Long and the TiringWe started off by packing the bikes into the trailer; all twelve of them, then drove out to the logging coupe on Cabbage Tree Palms Track.

We then had a briefing on how the forest company keeps the forest growth sustainable by rotating the harvest in 80 year cycles. We chose our bikes and ate scones and jam for morning tea. We then set off down the road, stopped at cabbage tree to walk, look at the palm trees and to see if we could see a platypus, but we didn’t. We continued down the trail stopping every few kilometres to wait up for the others.

Then we had our first crash, Emmanuel fell off his bike and hurt his knee.

We stopped at the corner of the main road for lunch and afterwards we rode on our first bit of bitumen which was a great relief because it was mostly downhill as well. We turned down a dirt road hoping to see an emu but we didn’t. Then Caylan’s ankle got really bad so she hopped in the bus as well. We hit bitumen again and turned down the driveway and were back before it rained, then it poured!

Hamish & Bec


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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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