In the last week of Term 3, our Year 6 students, along with intrepid teachers and helpers, travelled to Canberra to undergo the Australian rite of passage that is the Year 6 Canberra excursion. Year 6 student Zoe Fahey reflects here on their time away.
Last term, Year 6 went to camp in Canberra. First things first, we got the bus at 6am and drove to the first destination, the Australian Institute of Sport, AIS. We saw the massive swimming pool and the astounding other training areas.
We learnt some really cool facts, like the fact that Olympians trained at the AIS. After we looked at that we went into a room that held many different simulations to show you what it’s like to play Olympic sports. My personal favourite was the bobsledding simulation, I really felt as though I was there with wind blowing my hair.
We then travelled to the War Memorial. It was very sombre and the poppies were beautiful. We saw a very intense light and sound show before heading off to Parliament House. It was very beautiful, with marble walls and some fountains. Our tour guide took us to the Senate and the House of Representatives before going to our cabins to wrap the day up.
In the morning we headed to Questacon where we did a large amount of activities that were really tons of fun. The Free Fall was super cool and seeing the Year 6 kids going down was hilarious! After that we got lunch before crossing the road to the Art Gallery. In my group we talked about Ned Kelly and did a lot of drawing. And then that was it, we headed home with a quick stop at Maccas. I think camp was a memory we will all never forget!