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2014 Canberra Camp Reacount

 

I couldn’t believe it when we went to the sports museum. Almost all the male basketball players are shorter than the male volleyball players.

In the volleyball centre they actually have the real floor from the Sydney Olympics, as one of the courts.

All the male volleyball players can (at least) make (when jumping) there hips reach the net! I believe one or two of them (so not many, is what I mean) can actually jump so high that there feet are as high as the net.

The tallest volleyball player (at the AIS) was around 2.18 meters tall!! Because they are all so tall they have tall doors!

When they jump very high they get injuries in their knees and ankle, so on their ankles they wear support straps and on their knees they wear protection.

There are two courts, the court with the Sydney Olympic court has moved into the AIS volleyball court is made up of-(starting from the bottom to the top it goes)foam, wood, then a few others. The reason why there are so many layers of flooring is to absorb the shock science they jump all the time, to help prevent injuries.

The two major advantages is being tall and jumping high, so that’s why it’s good to have so many layers of flooring.

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The Battle for Australia Commemoration, Reacount

” 11,12,13,14…” Lee was counting us as we hopped on the bus. I could hear laughter on the bus on the way to the Battle for Australia Commemoration, 1941-1945.

As we got off the bus we were greeted by a wonderful patch of green grass.

We got taken to our seats with a view of the fire. We weren’t at the front, and just before it started another school came, and tall boys sat in front of most of us.

As the ceremony started we listened to some songs the choir and soloists sang.

All the patrons got introduced to us and the chaplain read us a prayer.

Kids from high schools read some scripts about mateship and teamwork.

A bugal player played last post and we had a minute of silence.We sang the national anthem and got the chaplains blessing.

We got juice and hopped back on the bus. “28, 29, 30…” Lee kept on counting.

All the 5/6s got back to school, had a brief meeting and that was the end.