slipping around canberra with year 10

It is cold in Canberra in June but Year 10 rugged up, enjoyed new experiences, listened to insightful talks and learnt more about each other

slipping around canberra with year 10

25 June 2021 It is cold in Canberra in June, (but maybe not as cold as Tasmania in August?)! Earlier this week Year 10 were rugged up in their winter coats and hats exploring the Arboretum, after visiting the CSIRO Discovery Centre where they learnt about how to navigate Australian animal species databases amongst other things. Huddling around the bonfire at night, slipping together around the ice rink and exploring the 'Talking Blak' exhibition, part of the 'First Australians' gallery at the National Museum of Australia, filled the remainder of their time together. After missing out on a trip to Tasmania last year the year group were excited to be able to venture out of Wagga together! Here are some highlights from the students: For the girls, the devotion we participated in was 'uplifting' and was a good way to get all the girls in our year to bond and learn to live with and rely on each other. Ice-skating was a favourite part for most because it was fun to try something new (most people) or help and teach others (people who had skated before). The campfire was an enjoyable way to wind down after a tiring day of travelling, CSIRO, and ice-skating. ROSA The tour we went on at the CSIRO Discovery Centre was interesting, seeing all the future inventions and some animal species; we all learnt a lot at the CSIRO. The Arboretum was really good; the view after our tiring, but exhilarating walk, was amazing. The playground at the Arboretum was enjoyable too. Ice skating was very cold and it was very funny watching everyone fall over especially some of the guys. At the National Museum it was interesting listening to Deb’s story about her childhood; we learnt a lot from the museum especially about the Stolen Generation. CAITLYN AND INDIAH I thought the Canberra Excursion was really fun and I loved how we got to go ice skating. I liked that the boys got to have a chat amongst ourselves, and we didn’t have to do a combined devotion with the girls. The talk was really deep and meaningful, and I really enjoyed it because we all got to express our feelings and thoughts on alcohol, relationships, marriage and dating. The Australian Museum was also very interesting and the lady’s story was sad because she was a part of the Stolen Generation. ROBERT I have a lot of great memories from the Canberra excursion. We all learnt quite a lot from the museums we went to. I also enjoyed talking to friends while on the bus for extended periods of time and just hanging out in the cabin late at night after a good time of bonding. SAMUEL