Melbourne Camp – Day 2

Day 2 of the Melbourne camp was definitely the busiest and most tiring.

We visited the marvellous MCG where we had some fantastic and interesting tour guides (one was Alan Joyce who is an AFL premiership coach, the other was enthusiastic Peter who kept us all entertained with his creative stories). We were also able to look at the Sports Museum at the MCG and played in the interactive Game On.

The Melbourne Gaol was another highlight of the day. Students entered cells, saw where Ned Kelly was hanged and even heard ghost stories about the haunted number 17 cell. See if you can see any ghosts in the images below.

We quickly visited the museum and looked at the dinosaur skeletons, bugs, marine life, Phar Lap and Life in Melbourne.

Half of the group attempted ice skating in the docklands and the other half played mini golf. It was great to see some videos of really talented skaters who were able to do spins… even though they were’t trying. The mini golf showed we have some potential golfers and some students who need to ensure that they warn everyone in a 1km radius that they are about to hit a ball. It was great these nights were reasonably injury free with only a few bruised bottoms from ice skating and one small black eye from a stray golf ball at mini golf.

We had all you can pasta and ice cream in the busy Lygon Street and then after a busy day of visiting Melbourne landmarks, travelling on packed trams, walking and lots more walking we were all very tired and went to bed.

What was your highlight from day 2? Why?

Choose one of the MCG, Old Melbourne Gaol or Melbourne Museum. Describe what you learnt and saw at your chosen landmark.

18 thoughts on “Melbourne Camp – Day 2

  1. My favourite bit of day two was when we got to go down to the play on area in the MCG. It was very interactive we got to play on simulators. I didn’t like the racing bike simulator because the bike seats were up on a 270 degree angle and I can barely reach the pedals. One of the archery simulators wouldn’t work. I had 5 shots on the one that was working and I got 10, 10, 9, 9, 10. We got to kick the footy, play basketball and play a reflex game.

    At the MCG we were allowed around the outside of the ground we got to sit were the news reporters sit and we got to go to the players box and the change rooms of the cricketers and footballers.

  2. My highlight for day 2 was playing glow in the dark mini golf because I won and I also got my best mini golf score in mini golf what is a score of 46 shots and my average shots on each hole was 2.5 shots so I was really happy for me on day 2 of the whole camp.

    I had learnt that at the old Melbourne gaol Ned Kelly was hung inside the gaol and I learnt about the old Melbourne gaol ghost that is in cell number 17 and saw where Ned Kelly’s story began at the gaol that we went to.

  3. My highlight from day 2 is was when we went to mini golf and ended up 5th place because I learnt how to play mini golf. I nearly hit Mr Andrew in the face with the putter (which is a golf stick) and nearly hit Reece with the golf ball.
    I choose the MCG I learnt that blind people can play cricket as well because they have a rattly ball that gets role along the ground. I saw how the referees know when to start.

  4. My highlight of day two was at the Melbourne M.C.G. But the thing inside the M.C.G that I liked was the interactive room called “game on”. I liked it because there were lots of sports to play, but they made it in a fun way. There were things like soccer, football, cricket, basketball, archery, bike riding, and lots more. But if you played something like soccer, you have to kick the ball at the interactive screen, to score a point. The place was so big to explore around, that I didn’t get time to play every-single one of them. The all the other parts of the M.C.G were great to explore around because I learned more history about it, and realised it was bigger than I thought.
    When I went to the Old Melbourne Gaol, I learned lots of history about Ned Kelly, and the other victims. I learned that back then, poor people had to go to gaol, and if their family did, than it means that the babies/toddlers/children of the family have to go as well. We saw the rope that Ned Kelly was hung. It still stands in the exact position today. Ned Kelly didn’t really ever have a cell because he got shot, and had to spend most of the time in the hospital. I learnt that before people get hung, they make the shape of their faces. The Gaol was small, only carrying about 17 cells each floor, and it had 3 floors. The last person in history of the Old Melbourne gaol to get hung was in 1967. They don’t hang people anymore because it’s now a museum.

  5. -What was your highlight from day 2? Why?
    My highlight was the MCG and the Melbourne gaol because they were entertaining and really fun to learn about different things that we hadn’t known yet.

    – Choose one of the MCG, Old Melbourne Gaol or the Melbourne Museum. Describe what you learnt and saw at chosen landmark.
    I am choosing all of the landmarks that we saw, for the MCG I liked it because there were new things too see and some fun facts to learn. The Old Melbourne Gaol was a place where people got to learn about different things such as famous people living in sells like, Ned Kelly and other criminals. The Melbourne Museum was really fun because there were all cool and amazing things to be on display, and awesome animals that I like!
    By Tahkoab

  6. What was your highlight from day 2? Why? Was game on in the mcg because they were a lot of stuff you can do like play active games or explore stuff about things that came into the mcg like the Olympics.
    Choose one of the MCG, Old Melbourne Gaol or Melbourne Museum. Describe what you learnt and saw at your chosen landmark. The museum we learnt how the Earth formed first there was all water no land then there was clouds then little island slowly formed then it got bigger and bigger anthill now.

  7. What was your highlight of day 2? Why?: My highlight of day 2 was when we went ice-skating because when I went on the ice I skated perfectly straight away, there where lights everywhere and there was this huge TV in the rink and we got to skate, listen, and watch the music on the TV at the same time.
    Author: Shani

  8. My highlight from day 2 was when we went to the Melbourne gaol because it was just a little bit scary but the Melbourne gaol looked really weird and it looked really old. When I got inside the Melbourne Gaol it was really terrifying at first but then I got used to it. When we got to the second floor it wasn’t that scary but the top was the scariest and I found that the Melbourne Gaol the highlight of my day because it was just amazingly scary.

    I chose the Melbourne Museum because I saw lots of old things and I also learnt lots of things from the animal bones that were there. The first thing that I saw when I walked in was these really huge whale bones that sort of looked like they were shark bones because they were that scary and the teeth looked like shark teeth. What I have learnt when I went to the museum was that the earth was made by a meteor that turned into water then the country was made and after that the countries were divided. I also learnt that under the ocean if there is a volcano, under the ocean floor there is lava that is flowing with hot rocks flowing with them.

  9. What was your highlight from day 2? Why?
    My favourite parts were the planetarium room, lygon st dinner and the old Melbourne goal. I loved the planetarium room because I got to experience the life and stories of the aboriginal tribes. I also loved the lygon street dinner because the food there was delicious!! I loved the Melbourne goal (besides the ghost stories ) because I loved learning about how many sells there was and how they treated them.

    Choose one of the MCG, Old Melbourne Gaol or Melbourne Museum. Describe what you learnt and saw at your chosen landmark.
    1 I learnt at the Melbourne museum that some foxes can eat a howl big bird in a limited amount of time.
    2 I also learnt that some flies can eat mean and the normal flies stick to garbage, the deferens is that the normal flies bother people to get rotten food. But the meat eating flies land on people to chew and they hoping to chew them hole.

  10. My favourite place would have to be old melbourne gaol because Ned kelly was hung there. I also liked it because I learned that after prisoners that died in the gaol they were made death masks. The other thing I learned was that the higher floor you were in the more people you had to sleep with in the gaol cell. And the higher you were the quicker you would get out.

  11. My favourite place was old melbourne goal because Ned Kelly got hung there and his dead mask and the story about the Ghost in room 17 it was cold in one side of the wall and I to get out as fast as I could. In room 3 there was a dead guy siting down and it was fun because it freaky and cool.

  12. The MCG was really fun. I’ve been there before but I haven’t been everywhere. We took the tour our tour guy was peter he took us Nile everywhere we were in a rush. After the MCG tour we went to the sports museum to see all of the Australia history when we saw all of the history we went to game on. I went straight to the AFL games.

  13. Choose one out of the MCG, Old Melbourne Gaol or Melbourne Museum and describe what you learnt and saw at your choice of the landmarks. I choose the Melbourne museum because I thought it was very interesting and I learnt a lot from this room we went in and it was 3D, in that room I learnt how volcanos are made, that there are volcanos under the seas and on land that always erupted when the dinosaurs where here. I also learnt that dinosaurs did exist with all of the persuasive information that was at the museum in the dinosaur section.
    Author: Shani

  14. The MCG was cool because we got to go on the ground and got to see where players go. It was cool in the club rooms when we got to play in them. We got to see the TV place where they commentate and see where all the footballers from the past went. We got to see what they look like and see cricket people to talk to.

  15. My favourite place would have to be old melbourne gaol because Ned kelly was hung there. I also liked it because I learned that after prisoners that died in the gaol they were made death masks. The other thing I learned was that the higher floor you were in the more people you had to sleep with in the gaol cell. And the higher you were the quicker you would get out.

  16. My favourite part from day two was when I went ice skating because I’ve learnt how to balance properly. I cannot skate I can only walk but when I try to skate like the other people do, I always fall over or end up balancing but the balancing looks like I’m break dancing. When we were at the shoe room to pick what size we wanted I picked size three which wasn’t my size. I picked that size because I thought that the ice skating boots would have been bigger than I expected but it was much smaller than I had expected. One thing I saw and learnt at the Melbourne Gaol was what Ned Kellies face actually would look like if he didn’t have any hair or beard.

  17. My favourite highlight from day two was when I went ice-skating because I haven’t learnt how to skate before. Because I can’t skate I only walk little bit but I’m not good walking on ice because the shoe that I walk with is really sharp so I’m scared because if I try my best like others peoples I always fall overs, and hurt myself because the ice is really strong and it was really hard to walk or skate in the ice-skates.

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