This week the year 6 students attended the Tinaroo Environmental Education Centre (TEEC) for our Leadership Day. When we arrived, we did some activities where we practiced our getting along and our group work.
After this, we did a really fun activity called the leaky pole. There were 4 poles with tennis balls with a number on each one. The numbers made up a code to open a box of ropes for our next activity. The poles had lots of holes in them and we only had holey buckets to get water from the dam to float the tennis balls! We were all confused until we figured it out - the whole class was supposed to work together. We finally got the tennis balls out and figured out the code.
After lunch we got to build our first raft. We had 4 barrels, 3 ropes and 1 big green tarp. We managed to get it to float in the water but many of us kept falling off. All of the rafts our class made managed to float. The second raft was made out of 6 logs, 8 ropes and 6 barrels. Louka showed us how to do it when we tied the ropes. We made it like a big square and put the barrels underneath to make it float. All of the groups managed to get theirs to float but some had done it before the others.
After we all helped the groups pack up we got to go swimming. When we were all dry Mr Nielsen came and had a chat with us about the 5 keys to success. We buddied up and talked about how we can use them at school and at home. We also talked about how to use them when we go to Year 6 camp in Term 3.
That is all of the fun we had at TEEC. It was a good day and we can't wait for camp in Term 3!
- Written by students in 6C