Oct 21 2010
The Study Tour to Canberra we had been waiting for finally arrived. After 10 long hours on the bus, year six enjoyed a lovely swim at the AIS olympic swimming pool. We went to bed excited of what was to come of the next four days.
We woke up with enthusiasm the next day, and we hired bikes from Mr Spokes Bike Hire and went on one of the most beautiful bike rides some of the year six children had ever experienced. By the edge of Lake Burleigh Griffin, we had a delicious lunch and while the teachers relaxed, the children enjoyed cricket games and enjoyed some games in the grass.
At night time, we all had a fantastic bowling session at the AMF Bowling Centre. We were all exhsausted by bedtime and fell asleep easily.
We all woke up today full of energy ready for what was ahead. Firstly we visited the Black Mountain Tower which provided magnificent views of our National Capital. After that, we were impressed with some historical presentations of our Nation’s involvement in war at the War Memorial. The National Gallery presented outsanding artworks of many great artists.
Tomorrow we are off to Parliament House to see Parliament in action and hopefully we will meet Tim Mathieson and Julia Gillard. We hope to see Parliament debating Australia’s role in afghanistan. T