Last Tuesday on the 14 of November all of the grade 6 left Mansfield Primary and rode out to Merrijig, the weather was really hot and dry there was a lot of steep hills.
We camped at Merrrijig Primary and had butter chicken for dinner and carrot cake for desert, we all went for a swim in the river.
In the morning we had pancakes for breakfast we also had to pack up camp so we could leave before Merrijig Primary arrived at school. Group 4 left first then groups 3,2 and 1. We walked past the Merrijig pub and headed south towards Round Hill.
After a few hours we stopped and had lunch once we arrived at Timber Top we had a tour of the school, it was quite big.
Finally we were able to make camp at Darlings Huts. We had pizza for dinner and brownie for desert some people slept in the hut.
In the morning we had cereal for breakfast before packing up and setting off toward Forest Creek Saddle. We had lunch in the rain, walked in the rain told riddles in the rain. When we got to camp we set up our tents in the rain, and had tortellini for dinner and chocolate chip biscuits.
On the last day we backed up our wet tents, had breakfast and headed out to West Ridge we waited for an hour in a sheltered place for a storm to pass, when the storm had pased we kept walking it was very steep in some parts and then we finally reached the summit.
The final 200 m was the most exhilarating and exhausting time of the camp, we were all proud of our selves and each other for making it to the summit of Mt Buller.
by Toby Cotterill and Mahi Suggate
Well done to all the Grade 6 students on completing this amazing challenge, everyone at MPS is incredibly proud of you all!
(Footage shot by Jon Cotterill)
On the 19th of October all of the grade 6 students headed off for a practice hike in preparation for our camp in November. It was good and bad, bad because it was pouring with rain and good because we will be more prepared and know what to bring next time. Before we set off we received our School to Summit t-shirts which were designed by Eadie Lindsay, one of our grade 6 girls. Once we had received our t-shirts we set off from school to the top of Rifle Butts Reserve. It took about 3 hours to get to the top and back. When we returned we had lunch and a small break. Our next activity was bike riding. We rode for about 1 hour on the bikes. The lesson was run by our sport teacher Ms Dreissen. A few people fell off while we were practising braking quickly. To wrap up the day we organised our tent groups and did a little activity with our camp groups. Our day was tiring but we are better prepared for our camp. Everybody had lots of fun.
Ebony Humphrey and Eadie Lindsay