On the 26th of November it was the 5/6 Camp toCanberra. We had to get to school by 7.00am to load the luggage and we left at 7.30am. When we were all on the bus everyone was so excited. I sat next to Kaity from Jude’s class and we talked about what we were looking forward to and who might be in our cabins.
We finally stopped for our first rest stop. Everyone climbed out of the bus and found all of their friends and we ate our morning tea at Euroa. We were next to a big lake. Once everyone was back on the bus the excitement came rushing back to all of us and we all started going crazy.
We finally had our lunch stop at Holbrook where there was a big submarine and we got to walk on it after we had eaten our lunch. It was enormous on the outside and it was really long too. After that we hopped back on the bus and we got to watch two movies. The first one was Kung Fu Panda Two and the second one was Happy Feet Two.
We all got off the bus at Gundagai where we had our afternoon rest stop and we saw the Dog on the Tucker Box. After we had our afternoon rest stop we got on the bus and headed straight to Greenhills Conference Centre.
When we arrived at Greenhills Conference Centre we all got the luggage out of the bus and sat down on the grass waiting to find out who was in our cabins. I was with Eden, Isabel, Eleanor and Kaity. We all settled down and made our beds until it was time for dinner. For dinner we had Chicken Schnitzel and cordial and for dessert we had cheesecake. After dinner we played outside until 8.00 and then we spent the rest of our time in our cabins.
At 7.30am on Tuesday we had breakfast of cereal and hot breakfast. After breakfast we got our stuff and climbed onto the bus and we were headed to Parliament House. We got to see the House of Representatives and the Senate and we got to see the Parliamentary Education Office. We heard the bells ringing for the House of Representatives.
After we saw Parliament House we had our Lunch which was rolls and they were very nice and crunchy. We had made them ourselves.
After Lunch we went to the CSIRO Discovery Centre. CSIRO stands for Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation. We got to watch a 3D movie and we got to watch a Jaffa machine and you had to use kinetic energy to get the Jaffa.
After we left the CSIRO we went to the Australian Institute of Sport. We got to have a tour with an Athlete who lives there. We went to Sportex and we got to try different sports like jumping as high as a Basketball Player. We also got to see some athletes in training like Lauren Jackson and we got to play Basketball, Soccer and Hockey.
We hopped on the bus and headed to Greenhills Conference Centre and we had dinner of Burgers and chips and for dessert, Chocolate Mousse.
After dinner we got our swimming stuff and headed to the bus and we went back to the Australian Institute of Sport. We had a whole pool to ourselves. People were playing and splashing around it was fun. We had to wear a swimming cap and it said I swam at the AIS. After that we went back to Greenhills Conference Centre.
On Wednesday 28th we had breakfast at 7.30am of cereal and hot breakfast. After breakfast we got our stuff and headed to the bus and after the bus trip we arrived at the Museum of Australian Democracy and we had to wear gloves because a lot of the stuff is delicate and we also got to sit in the chairs of the old House of Representatives.
After the Museum of Australian democracy we went to the Electoral Education Centre where we watched a video on voting and we got to do games on voting and we got to participate in a vote on fruit. After we saw the Electoral Education Centre we had our lunch and we got to visit Mt Ainslie. You can see a good view from Mt Ainslie.
After we had our lunch and a look of the view from Mt Ainslie we went to the Australian War Memorial where we got a guided tour and we saw the Unknown Soldier’s grave and at 5.00 we got to watch the closing ceremony. After the closing ceremony we hopped on the bus and headed back to Greenhills Conference Centre and we had dinner. For dinner we had pasta and for dessert we had jelly and ice cream.
After dinner we went to Black Mountain Tower and we saw all of Canberra and the countryside and we got to watch a movie about how Black Mountain Tower was built.
On Thursday 29th we had breakfast of cereal and hot breakfast. After breakfast we got our stuff and went to view some of the 78 Embassies aroundEmbassy Drive. We saw the USA Embassy, the Netherlands Embassy, the Chinese Embassy and the Egyptian Embassy. My favourite was the Japanese Embassy.
After we saw the 78 Embassies we went to theNationalMuseumofAustraliawhere we had to take a photo of something and tell the story of the object. We got to watch a movie and the chairs moved.
After we went to theNationalMuseumofAustraliawe had our lunch. After lunch we went to the National Sound and Film Archive where we saw different films from when they had no sound or colour till they did.
After that we got to go to Questacon where we got to experience a real earthquake and real lighting. We got to go on the drop slide where you hold on to a bar and then let go.
After we had finished at Questacon we went back to Greenhills Conference Centre to have dinner which was sausages and for dessert Chocolate pudding. After dinner we got to have a disco and red faces. The first song that was played was Gangnam style and everyone started dancing. That was the best disco ever.
On Friday 30th It was the last day of the 5/6 camp. At 6.30am we all started to load the luggage onto the buses. After we loaded all the luggage we went to have breakfast. For breakfast we had cereal and toast.
The trip down was the same but a lot quieter. We had lunch at Ned Kelly’s last stand and we got to watch two more movies. The first movie was Mr Poppers Penguins and the other one was Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.
When we arrived at school there were barely any parents there. We unloaded the all the luggage and waited for our parents to arrive. When I saw my mum and my sister we went straight home. Canberra Camp is the best so far. My favourite thing about Canberra is how much information you find out about the places you visit.