Brassey of Canberra
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... we arrived and our first stop was at the tourist information centre to get some maps and info and use the wifi to update the blog!
Then we headed over to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and took the tour.......we spent the first half hour playing on all the machines then toured the institute, led by a current Aussie long jump athlete......though we don't know him!
We checked out the arenas, the basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, martial arts ...
... some good pointers about Chaplaincy. We also got to speak to a lovely couple called Derek and Shona Kelly. This couple are in the mid seventies, (they don't look it) own a 365acre farm property just a few Kilometres North East of Canberra, have 7 children, 30 grandchildren and almost as many great grand child. Tomorrow (Monday), they are having some young friends and their children over for morning tea and they asked us to join them ...
... or Australian Electrical Centre as Mr Bedville has been saying all day), the C.S.I.R.O. and Cockington Green.
All 3 activities always throw up great learning experiences for our students. The AEC especially always takes students by surprise with great hands-on experiences and learning with students taking part in a mock election.
The C.S.I.R.O. also is a great hands-on session with students learning about the funding side of the endeavour and how Australia/Australians ...
... had exhausted the weeks allocation but they were just toying with us. Soon groups of five and six would come, washing up in ones or twos but waiting at the waters edge in the low waves for the others to join before sprinting their way to the cover of the bushes. As the groups went on the tide went further and further out and the groups became more tentative due to the distance they had to run. One group spent about ten minutes coming to the waters edge before sliding back in to the ...
... rights and simply Australian politics.
Next stop was the National Gallery of Australia where we looked at art from around the world including the highlighted pieces of art within the DK book. Soon after we took a lazy stroll around Lake Burley Griffin and heard the 'National Carillon' - a giant tower with 55 bronze bells - playing out on Aspen Island before finishing the walk at the National Library of Australia and catching the bus back into the centre and ...