30 Oct 2018

An unforgettable trip to Space Camp

If I could only describe to you how special the spring holidays were, well… that’s what I’m doing. Two boys from north-west Sydney, two chaperones from the Royal Institute of Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) and I set out to Huntsville, Alabama for an unforgettable journey at the Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS). It was a special place and the camp was jam-packed with fun activities and special learning experiences.

Space Camp is a NASA operated program, which hosts many students in their Space program throughout the year. The week I attended was special, as every student participating was visually impaired, and comparing their lives to mine expanded my gratitude for the life I’m living. I was a member of team Deimos, and people came from the US, US of A, ‘murica, U.S.A and many other countries such as Australia.

We did things like team building activities, simulators of gravity on the moon and missions attempting to launch and land a Space Shuttle successfully. This whole experience was something unique and such a reflective time. It was an excellent learning experience, and I made friends. I can’t thank those who organized the trip enough. It changed me for the better.

Vincent De Souza (9/PR)


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