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We were fortunate enough to have the options of going to Lochiel House which is a retirement village, or gardening as part of our community service class this morning followed by personal preparation time.

Half of us stayed back and we completed our community service doing work in the garden, we replanted, built new veggie patches, made a whole new layout and upgraded the surrounding area, it was a great day to get out in the sun.

The other half of the community went to the retirement village, Lochiel House to give back to the local community. We played games, listened to music, sung and overall talked to the residents of the village which was extremely enjoyable and rewarding.

In the afternoon, we had personal preparation time to start packing our bags, cleaning our rooms, taking photos off the server and putting them on USBs and overall other things to prepare for leaving this incredible place. It was an amazing day, as it extracted many different emotions ranging from excitement and happiness, from not only the rewarding community service, but from knowing that we get to see our family and friends in three days time, to disappointment knowing that we are reaching the end of this amazing adventure and knowing how much we’re going to miss all the people we have met and the lifestyle here.

By James and Lucy, Snowy River Campus Term 3 2014 Students

 

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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 three 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".
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