Melbourne Camp – Days 3 & 4

Day 3 included a visit to science works, where the children were able to visit the sports science and maths area and played fun and interesting games at the carnival of science. Some students put their head into a guillotine before placing their head on a dinner plate, while many students accepted the challenge of laying on a bed of nails. We visited the planetarium and watched an amazing show about the stars and planets in the sky. We were even lucky enough to go an electricity and lightning show at science works.

We then went back the hostel where it was room inspection time. Was great to see students come together and tidy their rooms as well as bribing the judges with food, drinks, songs, poems and dancing.

Once again we went to Lygon Street for dinner. This time we had all you can eat pizza. We walked back to the hostel very full and tired.

On our final day we packed and went to the Queen Vic Market, where some students made some purchases.

We caught the city loop train to Southern Cross before hopping on our train and returning to Traralgon.

What was your highlight from days 3 and 4?

Describe the best part about science works.

22 thoughts on “Melbourne Camp – Days 3 & 4

  1. My highlight from days 3-4 was going to science works and playing some of the games that they had there that you got the chance to play, my favourite game that I played at science works was the running one how you had to run as fast as you can to see if you could beat Cathy Freeman because it was a fast game to play and it tested my speed and agility.

    My favourite part it science works was the lightning room because I got to see what things are good to be in or under when there is a thunder storm and also because it was entertaining to watch the show and because they also asked for volunteered to do a few things during the show.

  2. My highlight from days 3 and 4 was when we were going home because Rennae, Bhvivca and I were playing with Tristan hair to make look like girls and it really really funny.
    The best part about science works the planetarium because it was awesome how we got to lay down to see the screen because it was in a doom.

  3. My favourite part of day 3 was when we went to science works and dinner at Lygon St. We got to go on the bed of nails and to a circus like thing that has all these cool things like an enter if you dare, which was cool because when you press a button the lights dim and slowly appears a king Kong type of gorilla but he is standing up and is looking at you, personally I didn’t think it was that scary but some of the girls yelped and came out breathing heavily with smiles on their faces. The thing that sucked was when i had to sit out for the rest of the time because Xander came in and he thought that I was a reflection from the mirrors and he came crashing into me and Ben. I was too scared to tell the teachers the truth because I was afraid that I would get into more trouble.
    We walked to Lygon St and we got lots of soft drinks and a couple pieces of pizza. Ben Hibbin’s got 5 pieces of pizza because he didn’t like the other kind and he only wanted eat the cheese and I only got two pieces of pizza (Which I would have liked to have more) but I had plenty of drinks which sort of filled me up. After dinner we got Ice cream and walked to a park and played a bit of tiggy.
    My favourite part of science works is the first bit we came in to. We got to play in a soccer simulator which was fantastic. We used 3D glasses so we could see the ball coming at us and move. It was a bit faulty because I went in the right direction before the ball went past me and it said” you missed, you have to be quicker next time.’’

  4. My highlight for day 3 was science-works. I liked science works because it taught you science, but in an interesting way. Some of it is interactive, just like “game on” in the Melbourne M.C.G. Each room had different illusions and different mind twisters, which is why I liked it. Each room had its own different category, like sports, arcade room, or even just a science room. The arcade room was also very fantastic because it had science activities, but they set it out like it was a real arcade room. They had many different arcade mini games, and lots of fun activities and sometimes hard tasks to do, but they were still fun. There were enough mini games for everyone to enjoy. We then went to the planetarium inside the science-works building. The planetarium is like a cinema, except you have to lean back on your chair, and get a more 3D experience. There were two shows. One was showing us star signs from aboriginal culture, and what it meant in their culture. The second show was showing us star signs and planets in the sky, and what time of the night you see them. Lastly, we went to the lightning show. It was a show telling us about electricity, and helping us to understand it more. It was very entertaining because they used electrical charges to power 1 metre lightning bolts.
    The best part about science-works was seeing the lightning show. I liked it because it showed us many different things about power, and how it works. We learned about why we get little static charges when we sometimes touch metal. It is because you were maybe rubbing your hands on a woolly or soft surface, which causes friction on your hands, and then when you touch the piece of metal, it makes a little electricity bolt that gives you a little sting. I learnt that I should never touch a piece of metal connected to something flammable when I rub my hands on my jumper. Another part that made it entertaining was that the person in the top window that controls everything, started making big electrical bolts, and we had to try and think which thing would survive out of a plane, car, woman, woman with metal shelter and wood sides, and a woman under a tree. It was amazing to see.

  5. Day 4

    On day 4 we went to the Vic market and I got to spend 25 dollars on stuff for my parents. I got a 6 dollar amplifier for my dad, I got a packet of gum for myself. I got my brother a 3 dollar gun that turns into a pen. I got my mum 3 dollar ear rings and beautiful 6 dollar flowers. I bought a 3 dollar 12 pack of mini clip koalas with boomerangs. We had to wait for an hour and a half at the train station. With the other 2 dollars I bought me and a friend a frozen coke from hungry jacks.

  6. My highlight from days 3 and 4? would have to be the Vic market I got awesome stuff for me I got a fox hat/ Beni, two teddy’s and some rubbers. there was amazing and wonderful stuff there but that is all I wanted for the Vic market.

  7. The whole camp from Monday to Thursday rocked my world! At science works there was something called the bed of nails and they were real nails. I thought they made me feel really ticklish and in pain at the same time. But there were other stuff that were more gentle like that guillotine. What happens is this fake blade lifts up really slowly then drops and a huge woof of air smashes in your face. CREAPY!!!!! There were crazy stuff in the one place called the carnival of science. The planetarium was EPIC! When you entered it was like you were in this huge dome that had a movie on it. Oh and the chairs fell back so you could watch it and be comfily. It was funny because in the second part Ms Bradbury fell asleep.

  8. At the vic market there was a lot of wonderful things at the vic market I got a pen with a cotalater and a mood rine and how will a bed of pins be science I had some chage left from the vic market.

  9. I found camp fun but tiring at the end. People were very happy when we were coming home to see their parents because we were all very tired and exhausted. Everyone was happy because some people hadn’t been to Melbourne before and they had a chance to go somewhere and spend a few nights without your family. Day 3 was good how we had a nice relaxing day at science works, and learnt things that we hadn’t know yet. There were to learn about like safety rules.

    The Vic market on day 4 was cool because we got sent away with our group leader and could buy new things. I thought most people enjoyed camp, but it was getting very tiring after a while.

    How many people did we have at camp?
    How many people could stay at our accommodation?
    Who was the quietest person on camp?

  10. My highlights on day three are when we went to science works and I tried to do the race thing and I didn’t win, but I still had a go. When I tried the nail bed, it pinched my skin and it only hart I a little bit. So I went to the GUILLOTION. I was in for a shock because it really feat like your head was getting cut.

    My highlights on day four are when we went to the Vic Market and brought a lot of wonderful and interesting thing that wouldn’t be in Traralgon. The best part is on the train because we got to relaxed and sleep from all of the tiring walking and the awesome thing we did.

  11. My favourite part of day 3 was when we went to science works and dinner at Lygon St. We got to go on the bed of nails and to a circus that has all these cool things like an enter if you dare, which was cool because when you press a button the lights dim and slowly appears a king Kong type of gorilla but he is standing up and is looking at you, personally I didn’t think it was that scary but some of the girls came out breathing heavily with smiles on their faces.
    We walked to Lygon St and we got lots of soft drinks and a couple pieces of pizza but I had plenty of drinks which sort of filled me up. After dinner we got Ice cream and walked to a park and played a bit of tiggy.
    My favourite part of science works was the planetarium where we could lay back and see what we thought the stars wear and what the aboriginals thought the stars wear.

  12. my favrut part of camp whas at diner I had so mutch coce that im not sutch a fen of it now.

  13. I like to restraint because the food was properly cook and it one of the best restraints that I’ve been to. I liked that we got to pick what ice cream we want I pick bubble gum because I like bubble gum.

  14. My favourite part of day three was science works because we got to go in this cool place and my favourite part in there was the maze because it was a little hard when it was your first time in the maze.

    My favourite part of day four was going to the Vic Markets because I got a pair binoculars and they are good and the other part I liked was going home and seeing my family.

  15. What was your highlight from days 3 and 4: My highlight was when we went to science works because we got to play heaps of games and put our heads in things like guillotine and the dinner plate and some of the games were running race, strength, building a bridge with slippery blocks, puzzles, bike races, footy/kicking balls, ball races and 3D soccer.
    Author: Shani

  16. My favourite part from day three was when we went to Science Works. It was full of fun and difficult games that were amazing. Most of the games required doing something with your body such as moving, jumping, throwing and hearing. At the Planetarium we got to watch a mini movie and it told us about how Aboriginals joined up the stars to make constellations and what the constellations were. Some of the constellations were centaurs, eagles and emus.
    My favourite part from day four was how we got to go to the Vic Market and buy whatever we wanted from there. I bought an orange type of ball that had these soft things that came out of it and if you shook it then it would start glowing for about thirty seconds. I was thinking about buying a jumper that I saw in one of the shops but it didn’t fit me so I didn’t buy it.

  17. Describe the best part about science works: My favourite part about science works was the mini circus because there was a ghost gorilla, lift your own weight, bed of REAL nails, Funny mirrors, spiny chairs and lots more.
    Author: Shani

  18. What was your highlight from days 3 and 4?
    My highlight from day 3 is when we went to science works because I loved when you had to judge the gymnastics. I also loved the food that was served there because there was lots of cheese on both.
    My other highlight is that when we went to the market they had the same bag as me but in two different colours, blue and pink I had the same pink one. My favourite stall was the iPhone covers and the one direction stall
    Describe the best part about science works.
    For me the most best part of science works was the planetarium room and the lightning room because in the planetarium room I learnt more about my county, And in the lightning room I loved it because it was so interactive.

  19. My highlight from days 3-4 was going to science works and playing some wonderful games that I had see before that you had to got and chance to play, my favourite game that I played at science works was the through a ball to the ring, and they had to through the ball to you and you have to try to put the ball on the hook where it say green as fast as you can to see if you could beat Cathy because it was a fast game to play.

    My favourite part from day four was how we got to go to the Vic Market and buy whatever we wanted from. I bought this wonderful iPhone cover for my iPhone it had these stuff around it that could came out easy if you shook it. but I really love it and it is black, it have white stuff around the back.

  20. My highlight of day 3 was the Science works because it was really amazing and it was kind of scary getting onto the bed of nails because it seemed like it would hurt you because they were real nails but it didn’t hurt at all and the only time it could have hurt is if you pushed yourself against it. The part that I liked in Science Works was the Carnival of Science because it was really interesting and it had really fantastic things to go on and play.

    The best part of Science works was when we got to play in the Carnival of Science because it was one huge and amazing place to play and it would be really packed if people knew how amazing and great the place was. The Carnival was amazing because it had really challenging games and it was a place that I would like to go to again. I found it amazing because it had really fun games to play and it had some hard and challenging games to play.

    My highlight of day 4 was the Vic market because it had really fabulous things and it was really gigantic with it had really amazing IPod, IPhone, IPads covers and it also had really amazing jewellery to wear or to use.

  21. My highlight from days 3-4 was going to science works and playing some of the games that they had there that you got the chance to play, my favourite game that I played at science works was the running one how you had to run as fast as you can to see if you could beat Cathy Freeman because it was a fast game to play and it tested my speed and agility.

    My favourite part it science works was the lightning room because I got to see what things are good to be in or under when there is a thunder storm and also because it was entertaining to watch the show and because they also asked for volunteered to do a few things during the show.

  22. Melbourne Camp Diary
    My favourite part of day one was probably going to the crown because every single thing there was really expensive and fancy. I thought the amount of money it would’ve costed was ridiculous and while I we were walking past some of the shops I noticed that everything was highly protected and kept in extremely safe places.
    My favourite animal at the zoo would either be the orang-utans or the lions. I liked the lions because they were a lot bigger than I thought and whenever there would be no one around their cage they would roar for ages and then when people came to them they stopped. I also liked the orang-utans because they were really funny and playful and whenever I watched them I just laughed. I thought it was amazing how they are so much like humans and that are so smart!

    My highlight from day 2 was going to the MCG. I never realised about how much I didn’t know about the MCG and I’ve been there a lot. I really liked the game on part and reading about all the famous people and events of the Melbourne Cricket Ground ever since it was first made. I also found it amazing how much the MCG and everything inside costs!
    My highlight for day 3 was going to science works and going to the planetarium. I enjoyed the planetarium because I could actually learn while relaxing! I learnt a lot from it and I thought it was just amazing how the stars that are just an everyday thing that don’t really mean much to most people are so important mean so much and have stories and theories about them! I also really enjoyed the lightning room and learning about electricity.
    By Zach

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