The day started at 6:00 in the morning and my feelings for getting on the bus where excited and nervous. And I couldn’t wait to now who was going to be in my cabin. And I absolutely couldn’t wait to go to the old and new parliament houses.
When we drove in we were greeted by the natives, the Kangaroos and there was about 21 of them.
Last night I found out that Mali, Maya and I were in the same cabin and we were so excited that we forgot which cabin we were in. We visited the 78 Embassy’s that were from all around the world. It was a really good experience because all the country’s embassies were really different and they showed a lot of culture. And we also went to the music and sound archive. Were we saw Felix the cat and Skippy the kangaroo. We learnt that all the movies and series in the early 1900’s were on a tape called nitrate film.
After that we went to Questacon where I went on the vertical slide (Awesome). And then I went to see some of the exhibitions and it was really cool. For our evening activity after dinner we went to the Australian instituted of sports and swam in the pool it was really cool and it was so much fun.
This was caged Lightning in Questacon in went on for about 30 seconds and it was really cool.
On Wednesday we went to the Electoral Education centre where I learnt about voting and democracy. It was really fun because we did a vote and Mrs Peach won….YAAHHHHHH. After that we went to the museum of Australian Democracy which was in the old parliament house and it was really exiting because we got to sit in the old house of representative and I saw a replica of the mace which they have to have in the room when there is a debate going on.After that we went to the Australian war memorial were I learnt about weapons and to be honest I didn’t know there was so many. We then went to a ceremony of the many people how went to war. It was really quite sad but I am grateful because my great grandfather survived the war.
This is a photo of some of the names who died in war. There are thousands more.
For our evening activity we went to the Black Tower which was really cool but scary at the same time because we were so high above ground but it was awesome cause we could see the whole of Canberra. I wish I could of went back to the black tower again and gotten something from the gift shop because that was one of my most favourite places.
This was the view from the Black Tower when the sun is setting it was really beautiful.
On Thursday we went to the new parliament house where we meet Joanne Ryan and Bill Shorten, it was super cool. Then after that we went to CSIRO and it was awesome I learnt about so many things and the coolest thing to do there was the hands on lab it was awesome because we could look through microscopes and play with pea juice DNA. And there was a rope tie activity which was really hard but Mali and I worked it out.
This was the view from the new parliament house it was symmetrical the whole way down to the war memorial.
This was the flag above the parliament house and it is way bigger in life size ,it is awesome.
Then we went to the Australian Institute of Sports. And we had a tour where we went to the: swimming pool, volleyball Courts, gymnasium and the gym where we saw the Diamonds (Australian Netball Team) warming up. Then after that we played games like: Soccer, Hockey, Sock Wrestling and Volleyball it was absolutely awesome .When we went back to camp we had our movie night and watched “Mr Peaboby and Sherman “.
These are the Diamonds the Australian Netball Team warming up in the gym.
On Friday it was time to go home and when I got back to school I was so excited to see my mum. But quite sad because when I left for camp I was super exited and now it is over I wish I could go back to the: AIS, Australian War Memorial, Old and new parliament house, Questacon, CSIRO, National Film and Sound Archive, Black Tower and the Museum of Australia. Because it was all so much fun.