day 4: warialda

Warialda proved to be the coldest night we'd had so far. However this wasn't a problem for the team, as we were woken up with delicious bacon and toad-in-the-hole cooked by our ever-hospitable hosts Graham and Doug, and many of the girls and guys had great hot showers to wake them up.

We split off into our service projects about 9am, working at 8 different places around Warilda: the local preschool, primary school and high schools, the stream that runs through the town, the historic Carinda House, the local Anglican and Presbyterian churches, the Hospital and the Bowling Club. It was a great experience being in the smaller groups because we got to meet lots of different people in the town, get involved in a variety of activities and hopefully make a broader impact across the community. Every single member of the team came back raving about the people they met, how much they enjoyed their service projects and how much they'd gotten out of them, and it seemed like Warialda appreciated us as well.

After our work and a fond goodbye, we set off across the border for Stanthorpe and our accommodation at Balladean, as well a a pub meal and the State of Origin. Our delicious dinner, surrounded by Maroons supporters was soured only by NSW's disappointing loss. Leaving into the even-more-frosty-than-the-previous-night air, the team returned to the accommodation for some reflective actitivies to consolidate our amazing experiences :)