Are we there yet? How much longer? These were just a few of the questions asked multiple times as we commuted the 1159km to Canberra. Surprisingly it took a lot longer than what we had originally thought when completing our prior mapping task.

What an exciting week! Altogether, 116 years 6 and 7 students undertook an experience of a lifetime travelling by bus to Canberra. Leaving bright and early on Monday morning we travelled all day, arriving late in the evening at the Leumeah Lodge.

The Australian War Memorial started off our investigation of all the things Canberra has on offer. Observing for ourselves the memorials and stories of our brave soldiers during World War 1 and 2 and subsequent wars really made us appreciate the sacrifices that have been made so we can live in the free society we do today.

Next was Parliament house, where we got to sit in the Gallery overlooking both the Senate and House of Representatives. We participated in a mock passing of a bill through the House of Representatives and got to see the many portraits of our past Prime Ministers.

Old Parliament House, The Museum of Australian Democracy, the National Art and Portrait Galleries, Telstra Tower, The Australian Institute of Sports and the Australian Electoral Commission were just a few of the places that we visited in our weeklong adventure.

A definite highlight of our trip was a night time exploration of Questacon. Hanging from a vertical drop slide and exploring many of the science based activities led to a fun filled night of excitement.

Our trip concluded after another 15-hour bus ride home arriving at 6:45am on Saturday morning with many weary travellers on board. A wonderful time was had by all and the learning that took place was second to none!

Ms Peta and room 25!