We excitedly boarded the bus and after 8 hours arrived at Leumeah Lodge, Canberra. No one could control their excitement.
It was a short drive to the A.I.S (Australian Institute of Sport) where we all had a ball trying EVERYTHING. Basketball, European Handball, Soccer and so on. That wore us all out fairly quickly! From the AIS we went to the War Memorial which was very interesting and educational.
The next day we went to Parliament House, Old Parliament House and the Electoral Education Centre. That night came the moment everyone had been waiting for. The moment to try and beat each other in a game of bowling. It was a tough game for all the year 6 students but it was the teachers’ game in particular that gained the most attention with Mr D smashing it! It was still an enjoyable game for both teachers and for the students.
On the second last day of the camp we went to the National Museum the Australian Mint and then took a bike ride around Lake Burley Griffin. There were a couple of minor stacks, one student in particular stacking a total of 3 times. We then ventured through the amazing different types of coins in The Royal Australia Mint allowing lots of students to buy and make their own dollar coin.
As well as all the fun we’ve already had, Year 6 got to go to the place they had been waiting for the whole camp, Questacon. Everybody had a blast moving around looking at the really cool things that Questacon had to offer which even had a vertical slide. We were exhausted that night!
OH NO it was the last morning of the amazing five day camp and the students didn’t want to leave but were excited to see their family. I can prove from reports that this group of year 6 students had a blast. SEE YOU NEXT TIME CANBERRA!!!!
By Harry Wicking (6 Aherne)
Thank you to the Australian Government for the rebate made available to attend a camp in Canberra. This provides the opportunity for all young Australians to be able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. The rebate is paid under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program and is paid directly to the school to reduce the cost of camp.