While we didn’t go to camp, we had a great time back at school.
On Wednesday we had a lot of fun! In out first session we got to do Pop Art. Pop Art is a type of art that can be a picture of an onomatopoeia word, foods we shop for, or faces. You need to add a mixture of stripes, dots and solid colour.
Some of us also got creative and put our own style on our drawings.
Then we got to bake cookies (sorry pizza, maybe next time). We used only three ingredients – flour, butter and caster sugar. We used cookie cutters to shape our cookies. There were flowers and gingerbread men and some people made their own shapes like stars and balls. While we waited for them to cook we watched ‘Shaun the Sheep: Championsheeps’.
After snack we iced our cookies and got to eat them (or take them home, for people who were sharing …or for people who wanted a snack at home).
To finish off the day we did a scavenger hunt around the school. We had to match pictures with places and objects found in the the playground and outside areas. Sometimes we needed to ask for help. It was a lot of fun.
On day two for the non-campers program we started off with a STEM activity. It was about trying to get the gingerbread man across the river on a raft. We used popsicle sticks, glue, tape, string, pipe cleaners, aluminium foil, cling wrap and plastic cups to make our vessel. There were three tests the raft had to pass. They were:
- being able to be blown across the ‘river’
- staying afloat for three minutes, and
- the drop test
Kashyap recorded the results, which you can see below. Congratulations to Lakshdeep and Arshdeep, Lucas and Kovidh, and Tasleen, Tali and Emma.
We made juggling balls and while we were making them there were flour leaks. We got flour on ourselves and on the carpet. We needed flour and balloons to make our balls. The flour was put into plastic bottles and the balloon was blown up a little bit and placed over the top of the bottle. We tipped the bottle upside down so the flour went into the balloon and then we tied it up. Another balloon was put over the top of the first one and some parts were cut so we could see the colour of the balloon under the top balloon.
At the end of the day we played ultimate frisbee. This game was a hybrid of footy, soccer and netball. We found out that it was actually quite difficult, especially trying to pass it. We got much better as the game went on. We were spreading out more and calling for the frisbee. While we can’t agree on the final score, both teams managed to score multiple goals.
On Friday we watched a movie called ‘Daddy Daycare’. It was a lot of fun to watch. There was a funny part where a man was whacking a beehive with a stick. When he hit it harder, a bunch of bees started chasing him. Another character came in with a hose and sprayed the bees to get them away. Although the graphics were cheesy, it was funny and had some important messages about gender equality and taking care of your family.
That then took us to our final session together in the classroom where we wrote this blog post for you! We hope you enjoyed reading all about what we got up to.
By Non-Campers Group 2.