Activities

Weather Education

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Food Shopping

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Cycling

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Outdoor Leadership Activities

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Cycling

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Teamwork

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Financial Management

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Introduction

The Melbourne City Urban experience leadership program gives student participants the opportunity to learn whilst having fun in the most liveable city in the world.

Through exploration of the Urban setting and city environment, students are introduced to Melbourne’s major infrastructure design and the environmental impact, our cultural and linguistically diverse community (CALD), public transport network and the vibrant culture of this spectacular city.

This program provides students with safe and simulated leadership experiences that are student-led, outcomes focused and teacher-guided. From the very beginning of the program, students will take on key roles and responsibilities that carry through the entire duration of the program, on a role-rotation sequence, facilitated and guided by our highly trained and qualified staff.

OutBeyond’s Melbourne City Urban experience gives student participants the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, all whilst having fun in the most liveable city in the world!

Come and explore the urban setting and city environment of Melbourne CBD! The OutBeyond Melbourne Urban Experience is a journey into the indigenous history, environmental discovery, adventure activity and exploration of the great City. So many different experiences to be had and so many amazing adventure activities right in the heart of the city.

This camp provides participants with safe and simulated leadership experiences that are student-led, outcome focused and great fun. From the very beginning of the program, participants will take on key roles and responsibilities that carry through the entire program, on a role-rotation sequence, facilitated and guided by our highly trained and qualified staff. Students have a chance to grow, meet new friends and have a great time in OutBeyond's "Home town".




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Itinerary

Itinerary

Program Planning. Pre-departure workshop Day 0

Students are invited to complete a 10 minute “pre-camp planning form” on their own to allow them to transport their thinking to their camp program. Questions are asked that promote student-led investigation into a number of areas, including the season, destination, modes of transportation, natural terrain, environmental impact, itinerary management, teamwork and much more. Upon arrival at camp, students will bring their ideas together in group discussions with their new team members, where they will come up with a BHAG (team goal) for the week to aim for positive change, in whatever area in which they choose.

Team Challenge and Introduction to Melbourne Day 1

Joining the camp at Southern Cross station, the team will depart for the team accommodation and begin their experience. Utilisiing the public transport system and navigating through the city are part of the team challenge that together will make the program successful. The exploration begins with an Amazing Race style program through the CBD!

Team Challenge and Introduction to Melbourne Day 1

Team Challenge and Introduction to Melbourne Day 1

Rock climbing Adventures and Melbourne Water community service program Day 2

Waking up in the City, the team will be giving back to the community through OutBeyonds community service program. After a team cooked breakfast at the camp, students will be spending the morning building their confidence and team work through our Rock Climbing Activity. In the afternoon students will take part in one of our community service programs, in partnership with Melbourne Water students will learn hands-on about the 242 km long Yarra river (Birrarung), and this major waterway and how it contributes to the sustainability of Melbourne city. Students will contribute to the community through the revegetation and preservation of this incredible natural asset. In the evening students will spend their first night in tents!

Rock Climbing Adventures and Melbourne Water Community Service Program Day 2

Rock Climbing Adventures and Melbourne Water Community Service Program Day 2

Indigenous culture and Yarra river kayaking journey Day 3

Students will wake up in their tents, before preparing breakfast for the team around a warm campfire. Today, they will have the special opportunity of taking part in a two-stage workshop with local Wurundjeri representatives, where students will be welcomed onto the land and learn about indigenous culture through song, art, performance activities and dance. Keeping in line with the oral tradition, activities will involve underlying elements of deep thinking, sharing, reflection and story-telling whilst structured activities such as boomerang painting, bush tucker walks, nature appreciation and conservation of the land aim to achieve educational outcomes– following the laws of Bunjil. After a BBQ lunch on the Yarra River, students will take to the upper sections of the Yarra river and participate in a kayaking journey and adventure activity. Students will paddle down river and arrive at their campsite, before cooking an outdoor camp meal using the ingredients they purchased. Evening reflection on the day around the campfire, brush teeth, lights out and bed.

Day 3

Indigenous Culture and Yarra River Kayaking Journey Day 3

City Sporting Centre day with a fun cycling journey along the Yarra River, Ice Skating fun Day 4

After breakfast, students will prepare for their day of structured adventurous activities and tours of Melbourne major sporting precincts. Students will cycle along the Yarra river and arrive at Melbourne’s Sporting Precinct, where they will get the opportunity to visit the MCG, sporting museum and the Rod Laver Arena. Learning about Melbourne’s major sporting infrastructure, students will continue to cycle along the Yarra river to Federation Square for lunch. Using the team budget, students will choose what they have for lunch. After lunch students will use public transport to travel to Docklands where they will visit Etihad stadium and the Southern Cross train station. In the afternoon, students will explore Harbour Town, Docklands and go ice-skating in Icehouse. Students will travel back to camp, before settling in for some night activities.

City Sporting Centre Day with a Fun Cycling Journey along the Yarra River, Ice Skating Fun Day 4

Bounce Trampoline Park and Melbourne City Cultural experience Day 5

Waking up at camp, students will travel to the city to enjoy a morning fitness session at the Bounce trampoline park. Continuing on to Melbourne Central Station, students will be preparing their group presentations of Melbourne City and what they most love about this city, and how we should share it with the world. In the late afternoon, before our final nights presentation dinner, students will be given the opportunity to go Ten Pin Bowling. At dinner students will pitch their ideas to the Melbourne City entrepreneur council members, on how we could improve the city, and make it more desirable to international travelers. After the award ceremony, the student leaders will recap on the week and reflect on the program.

Bounce Trampoline Park and Melbourne City Cultural Experience Day 5

Queen Victoria Market for morning tea, and going home day Day 6

After breakfast, students will walk to Queen Victoria Market and have the opportunity to experience local food and produce for morning tea. Students will depart the market and return to Southern Cross Train Station arriving in the afternoon. Parents and students will be reunited, and OB staff will provide a farewell to our students at the Southern Cross Train Station in Melbourne CBD.

Queen Victoria Market for Morning Tea, and Going Home Day Day 6

Location

What they say...

We had to navigate our way around Melbourne using the public transport available to us. The instructors let us make the decisions which was really fun!
Matt
Year 9 Student
Duke of Ed
I learnt about the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Remberence Shrine as part of our ANZAC class
Lucy
Year 7 student
The OB staff helped us create the program for our students, and made it easy for the teachers to enjoy seeing their children experience Melbourne and learn new things
Lisa
Year Level Coordinator

Melbourne City Urban Experience

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