Under sunny blue skies and starting with frosty sub zero mornings, our boys spent active and informative days in our Nations Capital.
Flying up on a QANTAS plane with propellers was a novel experience, and after the relief of landing, we quickly made our way to the Museum of Australian democracy, where we took part in a debate about the damming of the Franklin in 1983.
It was on to Questacon for a hands on, interactive two hours of scientific wonders and activities.
Our second day saw us tour Parliament House and again, we were involved in a fierce debate about the National Broadband Network. We then headed to the Mint, before a very sombre and moving afternoon at The War Memorial.
Our final day allowed us to stretch our weary legs with a tour and Sports session at the Australian Institute of Sport.
Our boys were wonderful ambassadors for our school, looking smart and interacting at all events with respect and courtesy.