In the July School Holidays, teachers Mr Johnston and Ms Stapleton took Year 11 Westport Campus students to the Mt Selwyn Snow Fields for an exciting couple of days of either snowboarding or skiing. The students stayed at a fantastic lodge in Talbingo at the base of the Snowy Mountains where the food was delicious and plentiful.
It was an excellent opportunity for the students to experience snow sports and most picked up the skills in either ski or snowboard relatively quickly and were soon carving up the slopes.
There were of course numerous stacks with Imogene and Will taking out best stacks of the trip. Imogene got herself into strife and somehow ended up becoming stuck in a tree. She also has a little difficulty with her first attempt on the T-bar ski lift, along with a number of our snow boarders. Will’s stack involved a small jump, which he made successfully but on landing lost his bearings a little and took out another fellow student!
The students participated in a trivia event on the Saturday night and then enjoyed movies or watching sports on other nights.
The return journey to Port Macquarie included a detour via Canberra where we stopped off for a tour at the Australian Institute of Sport. Students had the opportunity to enjoy the interactive displays, learn about the history of Australian sport and be inspired to stay active. We arrived home safely late on Monday night with only a few bruises, but with plenty of fantastic memories to share.