- All excited and ready for the trip. 5 minutes until we are on the bus.
- Group shots of students enjoying morning tea.
- Students posing on the WWII submarine in Holbrook, while we enjoy some lunch and some play time.
- Students pose as we check out the Dog on the Tucker box
- The whole camp crew poses in front of the Dog on the Tuckerbox. 5 Miles from Gundagai. 2 more hours to Canberra!
- 2.45pm on our first day, there was heaps of historic happenings at the Dog on the Tucker box, five miles from Gundagai.
*HORSE AND CART
*THE DOG ON THE TUCKERBOX
*THE OLDEST POEM- Here we are at the Sundown Villa, organising ourselves for dinner!
On our first night we had a great game of trivia. 10 teams competed for the honour of being this year's Trivia Champions. It was a close game, with the ‘Winners’ taking home first place. Frensi also took home the prize for the longest Mintie wrapper.
Museum of Australian Democracy (MOAD)
First stop on Day two was Old Parliament House, where we were introduced to the process of voting at the Museum of Australian Democracy. We got to hold a vote for whether we like Peaches, Bananas, Apples or Oranges. We had a great time watching our electoral officials count the vote and make sure everything was above board.
Old Parliament House
In old Parliament house we enjoyed sitting in the chairs of past politicians. Adrianne and Ryder got to dress up as famous past politicians and gave speeches, with resounding ‘Here, Heres’ from the galley.
On the steps of Old Parliament we took a picture of the whole group.
At CSIRO we have explored their Discovery centre and learnt so much about the world around us and the important work that CSIRO scientists are involved in. We learnt about Bees, supercomputers, special grain and robots… and much, much more.
At the Governors Residents we met Mat and Georgia who are serving military members. They gave us a tour of the house and gardens and also explained the Governors role. There were some really great questions from students and Jack got to sit in the Governor's chair.
We got to swing our putters, calling ‘Fore’ and try for holes in one at the Australian Golf Centre. Teams got together and competed for the top spot on the 18 hole mini golf. There were heaps of potential golfers in our midst.
Australian War Memorial Live Stream
Recorded Video from the Live Stream (Feb 27 @ 4:45PM)
A 'Happy Birthday' message to one of our dads.
Science was the order for the afternoon of for our last day in Canberra. After we’d spent some time investigating cool science souvenirs in the gift shop, we immersed ourselves in 7 floors of hands on science. One of the most popular activities was the Vertical Drop, but we reckon the Earthquake and Lighting room was pretty cool too.
We were captivated as a presenter talked about animal skulls and watched a pendulum draw amazing patterns. We also saw Marshmallows explode in a vacuum.
While the cyclists were cruising around the lake, 5 of us stumbled upon the Maths Alive pop-up exhibition. There were heaps of interactive Maths activities and we got to take a 3d image of our group.
Findon’s got talent
On our last night we teamed up and created our very own talent quest. The wealth of talent that came forth was fantastic. There was singing, dancing, demonstrations, comedy acts, joke telling, and dramatic prose. All judges were suitably impressed with the talent that was on display… Although Bill made a good impression of Simon Cowell.