Day 1 – Canberra Camp
We had a really early start this morning, having to be at school by 7am, however many of us were so excited that we were up early anyway and didn’t really mind.
Our first stop was Euroa and it was really nice. There was a little river and we could watch the ducks and there were a lot of other schools as well.
We really enjoyed our second stop and seeing the HMAS Otway in Holbrook and reading about the history of the submarine. We learnt about how they fundraised to buy the hull of the submarine in the 1990’s in honour of Lieutenant Holbrook, whom the town is named after.
Our third and last stop was in Gundagai where we stopped at The Dog on the Tuckerbox. He was a really loyal dog, who sat on the tuckerbox, unlike most dogs who would have tried to eat whatever was inside.
For the bus ride, most of us thought we were going to spew up because it was the longest trip compared to previous camps. But no-one was sick! We were with most of our friends for the bus journey which made it pleasurable and it went a lot faster than we thought it would. It was fun how on the bus we had a sing-a-long and everyone was getting really excited. Additionally, the bus drivers made it interesting by sharing some facts along the way and pointing out landmarks such as the Telstra Tower in Canberra.
When we arrived at camp it looked really nice and modern. We all got these self-contained units which are like a mini house. We were told our cabin groups and we’re very happy with our cabin. At 6:30pm we went to the hall for dinner, which was private – we didn’t have to share with other schools! Tonight we were treated to Mexican; corn chips, beef con carne, vegies, cheese and salad. For dessert there was a delicious pavlova with cream and berries.
Tomorrow we are looking forward to going Parliament House, National Library of Australia and Questacon.
Sinead, Pia, Alisa, Ella and Ava E