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Barry Heard

Recently we had Barry Heard come visit Snowy. He has written two bestselling books about his time in the Vietnamese war and the after effect of war on not only himself but his family and friends. He has really inspired all the students about no matter how many rough patches you go through you can always bounce back with twice the amount of courage. He told us about the troubles in war and after war. Some of those troubles were really disgraceful considering those veterans represented Australia to fight for the freedom we have, as Australian citizens have today. He told his stories in a very unique way which intrigued all of us to listen in closely. He made sure that everyone was awake during the talk with some really horrible but somewhat funny grandad jokes. Overall everyone gave him the respect that he deserves for representing our country in the Vietnamese war. We are all super proud of those men and we all have a new found respect for them.

Xavier- Victoria University SC and Amy- Timboon P-12


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School for Student Leadership is a Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) initiative offering a unique residential education experience for year nine students. The curriculum focuses on personal development and team learning projects sourced from students' home regions. There are four campuses in iconic locations across Victoria. The Alpine School Campus is located at Dinner Plain in the Victorian Alps. Snowy River Campus is near the mouth of the Snowy River at Marlo in east Gippsland. The third site is adjacent to Mount Noorat near Camperdown in Victoria’s Western District, and is called Gnurad-Gundidj. After consultation with the local aboriginal community, this name represents both the indigenous name of the local area and an interpretation of the statement "belonging to this place". Our fourth and newest campus, currently known as the Don Valley Campus is located at Don Valley, Yarra Ranges.
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