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Year 5 goes to Attunga

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On Wednesday 21st February, smiling faces hopped onto the bus for the Year 5 camp to Attunga.

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A rainbow of bags had formed by the time the luggage trunk was full. Teachers counted their array of students as the bus took off and the chatter of girls filled the air. Year 5 were on their way to Attunga with the Outdoor Education Group (OEG) who have accompanied us on camps many times before.

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As the campsite grew nearer, we could see fields of cows and bushland outside the window. We arrived in a rocky driveway where we could see the OEG staff preparing some games. 78 girls jumped off the bus and met the camp leaders to play some games. Year 5 camp had begun!

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Once all girls had been sorted into camp groups and cabins, we had a morning tea of fruit and biscuits.

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Then it was time to start the activities. The camp groups started to play a few games to get to know each other.

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The we went off to our second activity. For many of us it started with an easy activity and over the days built up to extreme.

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Group 1’s first activity was Initiatives, this was a bunch of games such as Frisbee, untying knots and ball throwing.

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Group 2 was bushwalking where you walked through a bush track. When you got to the top, you did some bush art of your choice.

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Group 3 was canoeing where you played Stuck-In-The-Mud, Flower Spiral and learning how to properly canoe.

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Group 4 was abseiling where you had to abseil down a small cliff.

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Group 5 was mountain biking. That was very challenging for many of us because of the steepness of the hills.

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Two other activities were the Power Fan and raft building which both required lots of teamwork and effort.

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The food at Attunga was surprisingly delicious. Prepared by a great team of instructors, breakfast, lunch and dinner were all equally filling and delicious. For breakfast over the two days, we had an array of eggs, toast and cereal. For lunch, we had chicken wraps and macaroni and cheese. For dinner, we had chicken and Spaghetti Bolognese. On Thursday night, it was Ms De Rossi’s birthday, so the whole of Year 5 got a very delicious piece of chocolate cake.

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The landscape of Attunga was beautiful. It was like a farmyard because it had two horses and a donkey named Fred. There were lots of lakes surrounding our main spot. Our camp reached a long way to the cliffs and that’s where we did our abseiling and bushwalking. Kangaroos were jumping in random places over the scene of Attunga. Everything was relevant to our activities.

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Year 5 had a wonderful time on camp and we are all excited for next year’s big adventure. With thanks to the OEG team and everybody who gave up their time to come with us. We hope they enjoyed camp too!

Annabelle and Ava (Year 5)