Level 4 Excursion to the MCG

Joel N and Laiba K (6A)

 

On Monday 8th August, Level 4 went on an excursion to the M.C.G. to learn about their new Unit of Inquiry topic “Actions influence our state of mind and well-being”. On the M.C.G. tour, we saw all the places where their players warm up and learnt what positions they play in, and we got to see the change rooms. We also saw a machine with heat lamps to help grow grass. The reason why they have the machine is because the sun can’t get inside half of the playing area during the winter months due to the lower position of the sun, which means half the grass is in the shade and the grass needs sunlight. We learnt about what the ground used to look like and saw a couple of seats which honour some of the biggest hits. While we were on the tour, we found out that they have over three thousand cameras.

We also visited the National Sports Museum and Game On. The museum had different sections for different things like the Olympics, cricket and the A.F.L. It was really interesting and I think we all learnt something about the M.C.G. that we didn’t know before. Game On was in an interactive sports centre with lots of different activities to choose from. Some of the activities were football, netball, soccer, cricket, archery and bike riding. I think all of the students enjoyed the M.C.G. Tour, the National Sports Museum and Game On. I think that if we had the chance to go back there again, then we would.

We also saw some features at Birrarung Marr that promote mindfulness, by making you stop, look or listen, and just focus on one thing. We noticed the Federation Bells that were playing music and that made us all listen to their music for a bit. We also noticed some outdoor art and sculptures that made us stop and look. It was really calm and relaxing just sitting on a park bench looking at the water in the Yarra River. There were also lots of trees to make us stop and sit in the shade. The walk was quite fun because it made you more aware of the world around you. After the observation, I looked at the data I’d collected and concluded that the most popular activity was the walking because thirty people did it and it is a really easy way to get some exercise and get fit. After all the fun we came back to school.

After visiting the M.C.G., we went on an observation walk around the city to see if we could see anyone that was doing anything to improve their well-being. We observed people walking, running, jogging, stretching and riding their bike.

 

This is the tally from my observations:

 

Activity Tally Total
Riding IIII llll llll II 17
Running Illl llll llll llll 20
Walking IIII IIII IIII IIII IIII IIII 30
Pokemon Go IIII IIII IIII IIII IIII 25
Siting llll llll IIII 15
Listening To Music IIII IIII IIII 15
Phone IIII IIII IIII I 16
Jogging IIII IIII IIII IIII 20

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