Building Resilience and Pushing Our Boundaries on Camp
The Year 5s and 6s had a thoroughly enjoyable time on camp this year. We were involved in many different activities aimed at building teamwork and communicative skills, determination, and our ability to deal with adversity.
On Monday, we took the long bus ride to Beechworth, stopping to enjoy some of the local sites including the Old Gaol, and the court house where Ned Kelly was tried. We even got the chance to re-enact that famous moment in history.
Tuesday saw us separating into groups and learning survival skills including how to build a fire and cook food. We also had to show team spirit by coming up with our own team song, presenting to the teachers who chose a winning group. Well done to Team 9 on an excellent team chant! We fiished the day with a walk through the beautiful bushland surrounding Valley Homestead.
Wednesday and Thursday, we were into all the exciting activities on offer at Valley Homstead, including:
- High Ropes Course
- Power Pole
- Bike Riding
- Flying Fox
- Vertical Drop Slide
- Rock Climbing
It was tough (particularly on cold and rainy Wednesday) but we got through it all and had lots of fun at the same time.
Thursday night we celebrated our time at camp with a trivia night – well done to all the teams. It was so close in the end, with only two points between the top three teams!
Overall, camp was a remarkable experience for all students. We gained valuable lessons and developed important life skills in a practical, hands-on setting.
We can’t wait for next year!