Stage 3 Camp at Old Mogo Town
Going to an overnight camp is an opportunity to learn much more than history. Organisation, independence and just hanging with your friends is a part of the whole experience.
We set off on a very dark Thursday morning, to a rather overcast Old Mogo Town which is situated on the South Coast. When we arrived we were taken on a tour of Old Mogo Town, which is a recreation of an 1850's mining town. We were shown an old mine shaft, a Chinese Joss house and an old jail.
Learning to pan for gold is much harder than it looks. It involves swishing the rocks and water around in the pan so that the gold sinks to the bottom of the pan.
All the hard work through the term, with learning to Bush dance. A live band played for Stage 3, while they danced Strip the Willow, The Barn Dance and The heel-toe Polka. We learnt the Gallopede and then ended with dancing the Macarena.
The next morning, Stage 3 went back in time to school in the 1850's with pupil teachers helping the headmaster to give a spelling test. Zack was a bit naughty and was almost flogged with the cane. Luckily the bell rang and school ended.
The staff at Old Mogo Town were hospitable and welcoming. It was very nice to have a warm fire to sit near and eat dinner. The Camp was a memorable one and we would like to thank the staff for the care that they took.
What did you learn or enjoy the most about going to the Camp at Old Mogo Time?