It started off as a pleasant day dipping our paddles into the calm waters of the Curdies River at Curdievale. Six students; Kurt, Jasper, Cameron, Bailey, Jake and Sam and two teachers; Mr. Baxter and Mrs Rantall were all in a happy frame of mind. Though Bailey was a little annoyed as it was too cold to start the day with a backflip off the diving board. ‘Hats on and here is the sunscreen’, one student in particular regretted not heeding that advice.
This was our Hands on Learning end of year celebratory activity. The students (and teachers) have worked hard throughout the year and a mixture of projects, some for themselves, some for the community and some to raise money for the program. The plan was to paddle to Peterborough and enjoy a good meal together when we get there.
It soon became apparent who had a better grasp of handling a canoe as one boat cruised ahead while another spontaneously filled with water. An hour and a half later, with some beginning to tire, spirits were lifted with the sight of the lake. Those spirits were quickly dampened on feeling the effect of a block head wind and...
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