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Year 12 VCAL Melbourne Camp


On 11 June, twenty-one Year 12 Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) students along with three teachers (Mrs Freeman, Mrs Hutchinson and Mr Wild) embarked on a two-day trip to Melbourne for some exploration and fun. After arriving at Southern Cross by VLine train and checking in to the Miami Hotel, we spent a few hours on the first afternoon running around Melbourne in small groups learning about public transport and how to get around on our own. We had to make our way out to Brunswick and all the way out to Port Melbourne as part of our discovery of different points around the city. Along the way we needed to take plenty of photos as evidence of our travels.

We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity for an amazing tour of Parliament House. We visited four different rooms to learn about them in depth from our tour guide. We couldn’t get over the amount of gold within this historic building!

On Tuesday night we had a walk along Southbank and, as a little treat, we had an hour in the King Pin arcade. On the Wednesday we had a river boat ride out to Williamstown in the morning. We were able to observe many well-known landmarks from the boat and were lucky enough to see a 200-metre-long vehicle carrier docked at the wharf. It was huge!

In the afternoon we went on a walking tour of Aboriginal history and landmarks of importance in our small groups.

The purpose of the activities was to meet outcomes for our studies such as organisation, teamwork, problem solving and self-management.

Siahna Newland