Week 3, well this was a WHOLE lot of firsts.
We found out and went to our community services (mine was at North Melbourne P.S on Thursday), we did our first fully self-oriented trail (the Mini-Trail) and we went on a trail about the Homeless.
Personally, I was hoping I would get a position at the Op. Shop for some work experience and also I don’t really like working with kids who are younger than me by more than a year, but all in all it was pretty good. Alex and I (Alex is my partner for Com. Service) helped out the year 2’s with some gardening and oh God their Vegie Patch is huge. They have a Vegie Patch bigger than the loft! That wasn’t too bad except Alex and I had to pretend we knew perfectly well what we were doing when to be truthful we were mostly guessing and hoping it wouldn’t show.
The homeless trail wasn’t too interesting, but it was a bit eye opening. The most interesting part was seeing some of the spots where people “slept rough” first hand. One of the most interesting was one under a bridge where you had to swing your whole body around wall and hope not to fall into the Yarra.
Lastly the Mini-Trail. This was quite an experience and I can’t wait for the Options Trail. My group (Myself, Aidan, Imogen and Amy) are the Media & Journalism group. We did a couple surveys and managed to set up an interview with a reporter from the mX. We all now understand how hard it can be to survey people, I even had someone blatantly ignore, rather than lying and saying they don’t have the time. The interview was probably the most informative part and we got a lot of what we needed and we now know what we need for next time and we won’t just flail around for the first 15 minutes. But the best bit of that day was when I got a free hug and a Valentine’s Day card from a man at Flinders St Station. The card read: “I’m only in this for your cute butt. Obviously. Happy Valentine’s Day!”