Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Year-End Function 2011

The SCC (Sunridge Computer Club) had it's annual year-end function at The Wild Flower Reserve at Van Standens on Tuesday, 6 December 2011.This is always a nice way to round off the year's club meetings. For me, the idea has always been to get the computer club members away from school and do something completely unrelated to computers.
The Amazing Race
Mr. Vorster was kind enough to sponsor the main activity for the day which was an "Amazing Race" event organized by an outsourced company. They divided our club members into teams and had them race around a large area with varying terrain in order to find clues and solve puzzles. The teams had great fun and it was fantastic to see them be so competitive. We all got some good exercise, and I think it is safe to say that we all went home feeling tired and needing a good rest.

Lunch Time
Fortunately there were more than enough food, cooldrink, water, chips, sorbet, and muffins to restore the energy levels. We decided on hotdogs for lunch as we can't make fire for a braai at the reserve, and the lack of amenities were also a problem. One of the moms gave us a nifty gas stove to use which we needed to warm up the sausages for the hotdogs. Mrs. Van Niekerk was also kind enough to donate more than enough Island Style Sorbets which whent down very well in the hot weather. Thank you also to Mrs. van der Mescht for - amongst other things -  supplying, cut, and buttered 60 hotdog rolls for us. :-)

Thank You
Thank you to all the parents who helped out with donations of food, condiments, money, and transport.

As it is every year, the hardest part is saying goodbye to our grade 7s. But of course their departure also allows for our grade 5s to join and experience the computer club as from 2012.

This was the last get-together of the SCC for 2011. I will communicate the date of the SCCs next club meeting during February 2012.

I wish for you all to have a very merry Christmas and a prosperous 2012. Enjoy the time with your families.

Until next time...