Earlier this year students; Anthony, Hunter, Lucas and Sebastian, were able to attend the National Space Camp in Australia. Here is Hunter to tell you more about this amazing experience.
“Last year, I applied to attend the National Space Camp in Adelaide through the school. A few other students and I were fortunate enough to be accepted and represent the school. This year, the other students and I, who attended the NSC in Adelaide, were given the opportunity to go to Canberra. This was a five day experience with many more fantastic opportunities to learn about space. Based on the theme of this camp; ‘Mission to Mars,’ we were able to experience what it would be like on mars; the environment, the space suits and the tasks that would have to be completed. On Anzac Day we had attended the memorial at the Australian War Memorial, and even saw the Mount Stomlo Observatory. We also went to Questacon and UNSW Canberra, where professors spoke to us about rockets, space, energy and science. Amongst many other places visited throughout the trip, these were personally my favourite.
I had applied to attend this because I am interested in space and rockets, and I would like to become an engineer in that sort of area. I learnt so much and I would definitely recommend this experience to others. Lucas, Sebastian, Anthony and I (the students from ASMS), found everything about this camp enjoyable and would like to thank the school for giving us the opportunity to experience this.” ~ OOTS! Hunter Rodato, Year 11