Early on Wednesday morning, the Stage 6 students embarked on their adventure to Sydney. For the Year 12’s, this was their last stage based excursion. We headed off to Sydney via the Blue Mountains and hit the rain and fog for lunch at Katoomba, preventing us from seeing the panoramic views and the Three Sisters. Chilled by the mountain cold, we returned to the bus to continue our journey. We made it to our accommodation at the YHA on the rocks, dropped off our gear and headed to Manly to enjoy the beach. The students enjoyed the seaside, with some swimming, some enjoying the sand, and some going for a walk. We returned to the YHA to go and enjoy our dinner at Pancakes on the Rocks. Whilst there we were joined by Mr Westcott who after dinner took us on a walk around to the Opera House, where we enjoyed the city at night.

On Thursday, a small number of students and Mrs Lynn rose early to cross the Harbour Bridge during sunrise. We then headed off to Moore Park, as our plans to go and experience stand up paddleboarding were dashed by the thunderstorms. At Moore Park we headed to the top car-park to see an impressive go-karting track. It was all talk and bravado before the races started, with everyone boasting about their driving ability. The first race saw Mr Brown take the fastest score, which took 3 more races to be beaten by Davey Moss, Nicholas Unger, and Edward Mayo. Davey held the fastest time on stock speeds. After completing our initial races, the keen drivers opted in for additional races where the kind people at Hyper Karting raised the speed limit. After the final races, Luke Magill emerged victorious. Following the go karting, we explored Moore Park, with some students hunting down Chris Hemsworth and the rest of the Thor 4 actors, with others seeking photos with the players of the Roosters football team. We then headed to Darling Harbour where the students completed an escape room and a game of bowling. Thomas Unger was able to score the top score in bowling, hitting 118. Mr Westcott, I think you could have beaten that! Following our time bowling, many students walked in the rain to Pitt Street to get in some shopping. That night many students chilled out at the YHA after wearing themselves out from walking so much.

On Friday we packed up and headed out after breakfast to Jamberoo Action Park where everyone had a fantastic time. Many students challenged themselves to go on as many of the rides as possible. Following the fun had at Jamberoo, the students embarked on their final bus ride back home, stopping for dinner at the Yass Service Centre. Fatigue hit some students on the bus, with many napping back to Parkes.

The students had a great time and behaved brilliantly. The teachers also had a great time!

Mr Brown and Mrs Lynn