On Wednesday, both Year 5 classes left to go to Illawonga, which is up on the River Murray at Swan Reach. It took two-and-a-half hours to get there and, by that time, we were starving; we had lunch, unpacked and prepared for some afternoon fun!
Swimming, knee boarding and tractor riding in the river were such fun until we turned blue from the cold. After tea we had karaoke; we were dubbed the loudest group that had ever sung in the history of the camp.
The next day we split into classes and one class did an eco-boat tour, kayaking and swimming and the other class went caving and found fossils. Then we switched. The caves were super cool, very dark and very long. That afternoon we went to the Swan Reach Museum where we were split up into groups and each group had to find answers to questions around the Museum.
That night we went to a sheep shearing show, which was fun. We saw sheep being sheared, learnt to crack a whip and saw wombats and other weird and wonderful creatures that had been rescued. On our last day we participated in archery and pedal karts and then finished off with a trailer ride out in the paddocks, where we learnt about the history of the area.