Rock Climbing was one of the units that we did in Lock. This included climbing at Honeymoon Pool and rock climbing at All Saints’ College.
During the Lock unit we did rock climbing as one of the activities and that included rock climbing on School grounds, Urban Jungle and rock climbing and abseiling at Honeymoon Pool. We used problem solving by finding ways to make it to the top of the way or by getting down when we were confronted with problems along the way.
Effective communication during rock climbing was a key capability during the unit because safety most of the time relied on having good communication with your peers. We used effective communication by talking to the person climbing and the person belaying, these 2 people needed to have good communication in order to have a fun and safe lesson.
Creative and Collaborative
Being creative in rafting in the lock unit was fun to use because it was also a mixture of problem solving. During rafting sometimes there were long lines of taking our rafts out of the water and we had to wait for people in front of us. So Sienna and I were thinking of ways to skip the line and wait on the other side of the rocks. We would find different pathways to adventure through even if we thought it would be hard but we found some fun and creative ways to get the rafts over some rocks. This is also collaborative because Sienna and myself were together as a team collaborating to have fun and work together to achieve our end goals.
We were using organisation because during bush cooking everyone needed to be organised so that the food we produced was up to standards and get the dish we expected. My cooking group was Sienna, Reuben, Misaaq, Dele and myself and we all communicated and were organised. An example is we all brought food that we were assigned to bring for the day so that we can all enjoy cooking together as a group.
In our year 10 Humanities course we are researching a topic of our choice we had the opportunity to decide from the topic of civics, geography, history and economics. Our group has chosen history and the significant event we decided to do is the 9/11 attacks. We are going to produce a showcase our outcome in a exhibition in term 4.
Progress Update 1
Things we have achieved so far is:
Chosen our topic of Interest
Created an essential question
Researched sources for our annotated bibliography
Completed the annotated bibliography
Started gathering resources and information for our exhibition display
Our Plan for the Project in the Future:
At the end of week 1 we want to finish our planning for our displays
By the end of week 1 also we want to have collected all the materials for the display
Week 2, we want to be starting our display
Week 3 we want to finish one of our displays and some what finishing the second display
Week 4-5 we want to spend this time refining and polishing our displays and/or any other work
Some Challenges we had to face along the journey:
We originally chose The Black Death but we found it hard to motivate ourselves to be focused on the topic/work, so we brainstormed other ideas and we picked a topic that everyone was interested in and is a lot better for our final outcome
Technical difficulties with the forms link for our resources that were needed for the annotated bibliography
Progress Update 2
My group and I have finished our plan for the year 10 HASS project and we are now starting to put all of our information into our end presentation. Specifically we are starting to construct the board and beginning to gather all the materials we need for the end result. We are also going to make our own people profiles (who were involved in the attacks) to pin on the board to help with the visual aspect of the board. The main idea of the board is to show and present the idea of the process of the planning before the 9/11 attacks happened. Throughout this whole process we are making sure that we are always incorporating the feedback we get.
The expectations of the board is to display the planning and process of the 9/11 attack. The idea is to organise it like a “Murder Board” and use yarn and pins to show all the details of the incident.
Things we have achieved so far is:
Organised a zoom meeting with John Mahony, with the help of Mr Basell. He was a survivor of the 9/11 attack
Prepared a series of question for the interview to ask Mr John Mahony to collect knowledge from the experiences for the 9/11 attacks
Collected the information of the attack for our board as well as gather sources for our visual aspects of the display
Created a plan of the layout of our display, roughly planning where the sources etc. are going to be placed
Planned the list of materials that we need to purchase before the day of the exhibition to assemble our final product
Our Plan for the Project in the Future:
Purchase the list of materials needed for the display
Have the interview with Mr John Mahony and record the interview
Listen to the recorded interview with Mr John Mahony to gather important information needed for the exhibition and editing the video so that it is presentable for the day
Start printing and getting resources ready for the cork board that is going to be displayed on the day of the exhibition
Organisation, documents and keeping the room clean and safe
Communication, the children and parents, especially if any questions are asked
Awareness, the job I needed to be aware of everything around me especially being aware of the children’s safety and health
I work in Fernwood Fitness as a crèche staff member. This job helps me with many skills for day to day life, which includes social skills, looking after children and cleaning. The job has given me learning experience that I can take with me to my future jobs and just everyday life.
JM Burgers – Willagee | Casual Worker
Skills that I use during this job:
Organisation, keeping the front of the house nice and ready for customers and keeping a the orders etc. organised
Communication, talking to the chef and other staff members is a must otherwise there could mis communications which isn’t good for the business
Teamwork, working together with your co workers if good because everything becomes for efficient and easier for everyone
Multi Tasking, being able to balance multiple things at a time can make the production of food etc. a lot faster and if done well easier as well
My main job currently is JM Burgers and I work in the front of the house. I take orders, get orders ready for pick up and make American style milkshakes etc. The job helps me expand my learning experiences and they skills stay with me throughout my future. This job is very enjoyable and with every shift I have a learn more and more.
At school during some lessons during English we do literacy mentors. Literacy Mentors consists of helping younger children with problems and difficulties with literacy like reading. During the period we help the kids read books that they present to us that are to their level of education. This opportunity helps me develop skills and learning experiences throughout my life and it can help me with opportunities in the future.
Throughout the year 9 camp teamwork and leadership were two of the main skills everyone needed, but not just in camp but in general life as well.
Teamwork is a skill if everyone has it everything can come together smoothly and efficiently. Teamwork was used a lot around camp. For example, just doing normal activities like putting up tents used teamwork. If everyone used that skill and helped but the tent up as a team the tent was very easy and quick to put up. You had to communicate and help each other out when needed. Another example is doing team-building activity with Mrs Kirkham. It was called tarp volleyball, instead of using the hand, you needed to catch the ball with the tarp and try and fling it to the side of the opposition. Together as a team, we needed to work and communicate to be able to win because you definitely couldn’t win if it was a one-man game. My group worked together very well and it was a very close game.
Leadership is an amazing skill to have. You can go a long way with leadership. it can bring people to be more confident and also can help get things done successfully. Hiking in the gorge is a good example of leadership. Teachers would let the students lead the group to the area we need to go. The leader brought us along the track and we would get to our destination. We would put the person that had an injury in front to set the pace instead of leaving them far behind. Not only having leadership during physical activities there is leadership in simple everyday life. For example, organising the group to start cooking or taking to the role of cutting a certain food for that time of day. Being the person to lead the group and push them to be efficient, it gets the job done fast and in a satisfactory way.
2020 Year 9 Camp was also a great camp to make new relationships with new people and just getting to know new people. Even with the people you are close with camp is an event that you can make amazing long lasting memories with.