Term I Camp in Anglesea

The Alia College campers of Term I, 2020.

by Hagan (Teacher)

The beginning of this school year took place at the Anglesea Family Caravan Park, where the oversized family of Alia College pitched our tents near the mouth of the Anglesea river.

The weather was glorious. The cooking groups were successful. There was a pool. I remember one student remarking that cleaning up is actually fun when you’re doing it with your friends. I remember standing up on a surfboard for the first time, quite early in the surfing lesson, and failing to do it again. I remember charging through a forest at midnight, with about twenty other people, guided only by the spotlight I was supposed to be avoiding.

Look, it was a while ago, now, and I can’t remember much more with any accuracy. There was a lot going on, and often the best bits are when there isn’t much going on. I may just be wishing someone had said that thing about cleaning being fun… I think my imagination is often better than my memory. I’ll just let the photographs tell the rest of the story.