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The Larrakeyah Students Visit Avondale: The year 6 students from Larrakeyah School in Darwin came to visit Avondale Grammar School and our year 5 and year 6 students on Wednesday 30th August. They were greeted with a with an ice breaker activity where students from both schools had to find out information about each other. A BBQ breakfast accompanied by fruit platters was arranged for all students.
Following the breakfast, the students were split into their teams. The teams were organised as such that their names linked to food dishes popular in Singapore and landmarks. The Larrakeyah students had an overall task of the day which was to determine which name was the odd one out. The teams were as follows: Team Stream Boat and Team Chilli Crab (Group 1); Team Merlion & Team Sambal Stingray (Group 2). Group 1 where taken on a mapped route around the lower campus where they were encouraged to answer a questionnaire about Singapore. The tours were led by Avondale students.
Group 2 took on the Singapore to Darwin Mat Race Challenge where their team had to navigate the double classroom over, under and around obstacles with only small mats to travel on. Some of the challenges included only one person being able to communicate verbally in the team and one student in the team being blindfolded. This activity gave staff and students the opportunity to see how all the students collaborated and supported each other. It was an excellent demonstration of using courage and resilience to solve problems. The groups then swapped activities.
The morning ended as it started where students and staff prepared for a group shot. Larrakeyah then departed for the Zoo to cap off a great morning of activities.
Both Avondale and Larrakeyah students should be very proud of the way they conducted themselves throughout the day displaying positively responsible attitudes.
Mr Luke Hindes Camp Coordinator