On the 24th of November was the 1 week of Canberra camp. It was hard to say goodbye to our parents, and be separated for a week.
The whole of Monday was a bus trip that went for about 10 hours. I sat next to Angelica and had a laugh the whole there. We had three stops, for recess, lunch and bathroom break. We watched a movie after lunch on the bus to settle down a bit, we watched toy story 3.
When we finally got to green hills, were we found out who and what cabins we were in. I was in row D room 17 with Angelica :), Alyssa, and Fidelya. Once we had unpacked, done our beds and settled in the loud horn went of which meant it was dinner, for dinner we had chicken schnitzel, potato’s, veggies, and a mini roll spread with butter. It was really yummy. After dinner, table by table made there lunches for the next day, I put in my roll was, lettuce, cucumber,and chicken bits, and put the same thing in my bread everyday. Once we had finished in the dinning room, we went and got ready for bed.
On Tuesday Morning we had a busy day.We had to wake up at 7:00 am to get dressed clean up as fast as we could before we heard the loud horn go off for breakfast. And for breakfast the first morning, we had bacon, egg, toast, caned spaghetti, and baked beans. There were so many options to choose from.
After breakfast we were ready to start the day by going to the National Museum of Australia in group 1 and group 2, (we just did it by bus 1 and bus 2 as the other). When we split in our groups we explored Australia’s place in global net work ,that represents our nation stories of history. There were lots of interesting things that I really wanted to learn more about.
After great learning of history, we went to the National film and sound Archive to learn about the sound effects during silent black and white films, and what we made sound effects for it.
Later on after the film and sound we went to Questacon! We did lots of fun and interesting things. We went into this cool science and Technology centre that was similar to science works. There was also a really big and steep slide. If going on the slide you put on a suite be safe, then hold on to a bar at the top, then let go when you were ready, then slide down really fast. It was sure a lot of fun by the looks of it, but I didn’t go on it.
Me and Ore went to the gift shop they had there to by a souvenir to remember that we were there. I bought a cool spiny hat.
We were running out of time, but we had to go back to our camp cabins to rest before dinner. For dinner the second we had pasta with mini roll spread with butter. That night was the night we went to the AIS swimming pools, but I didn’t swim. At 9:30 pm, we were back at our cabins for bed.
Wednesday morning we woke up at 7:00 am bright and early again, ready to start another busy day. For breakfast we had toast and cereal. Then after breakfast we went back to our cabins to brush out teeth and hair, etc, to go to the electoral Education centre. What we did there, was learn about federal electoral system, and all about voting for government, but we did a vote out of apple, peach, banana, and orange. Once we voted for what fruit we wanted, we put the piece of voting paper in the box.
After the electoral education centre, we moved on too the museum of Australia to have a good look around about history.
We went to the Australian war memorial to learn about the anzac legacy, and discuss items. We had a tour of the Australian war memorial area, such as inside a big centre/room , were there was a big grave/coffin of one of the solders that had died in war. There were also a really really long plaque wall of I think over 1000 names of the people who died in war.
It was towards the end of day and we headed back to green hills (camp site) ready for dinner, before we went off to the black mountain tower AKA the Telstra tower to have a 360 degree view of Canberra and surrounding the country side. We had arrived at 7:30pm to have a great of Canberra. When we went on the edges of the Telstra tower, it was so high and windy. We headed back to green hills to our cabins to get into bed ready for Thursday.
For breakfast Thursday morning was pancakes, that were so yummy. After breakfast we had been taken to the new parliament house to have a guided tour to learn more about the house of representatives witch is the green room, and the senate which is the red room. We had a lunch break after all that, because by then I’m sure that everyone would of been hungry.
Once we had all finished lunch, we had another exciting stop at the CSIRO disovery to learn more about science. We also watched a 3D show on the big screen in a mini room still in CSIRO.
For the last activity of the day, we went to the Australian institute sport for a great sport experience. And also we had a tour of elite athletes personal experience that we had even seen a famous sporting champion in training. After the tour of seeing, volleyball, gymnastics, and many more, we were aloud to have free time, and try out cool sport activities.
We headed back to green hills to have dinner and movie night, all 5/6’s from mpps watched mr. pea-body and Sherman and ate snacks and watched the movie altogether in one room. At 9:30 the movie had finished and went straight to bed because it was past the bed time schedule, although we had great fun and laughed lots while watching the movie.
Friday morning, was the last day at Canberra, and the day we go home. For breakfast we just had toast, with all different spreads. After everyone had finished breakfast we got all our luggage from our cabins, making sure that we didn’t forget anything, so that the bus coach/driver could storage it in the bus ready to go HOME!!! I sat next to Angelica again on the way home. still had 3 breaks, one for morning tea, lunch, and bathroom break.
After lunch we watched a movie, it was called finding Nemo. The bus drive home was about 10 hours as it was on the way to Canberra.
After about 10 hours we were finally BACK AT SCHOOL WERE ALL OUR PARENTS WERE WAITING FOR US TO ARRIVE! As I saw my mum and dad I ran as fast as I could into there arms in the sign of love meaning that I missed them the whole week and thinking about them.
I was so glade and happy and safe to be back home to be with my family, but apart from my sister that Friday when I got home because she was at her friends house for a sleep over. When me and my mum and dad arrived home I went straight to the couch to have a sleep, that was bout 2 hours.
That was my 1 week at Canberra for camp and now so glad to be back home.