Wow, what an exciting three days we had! We took 62 students to Currimundi Active Recreation Centre in Term 4. During our stay students got out of their comfort zones, challenged themselves physically and formed new social connections with others.
At the beach we all learned to body board and enjoyed using our new skills to surf, change direction on waves and follow the beach safety rules. There were quite a few wipeouts and lots of smiling faces. We were lucky enough to enjoy pool games and had a pool party where students danced and sang the night away.
At Lake Currimundi we laughed and paddled canoes in teams of four. Some students were able to go in a straight line while others paddled all over the lake unintentionally, but happily.
As if that wasn’t enough excitement, back at the camp students were involved in team building activities. One of these was working together to build and use catapults to fire tennis balls at targets. They had to use rope skills they learned and their whole body to release the tennis balls successfully.
The most popular activity was the Giant Swing where students were harnessed in and lifted 15 meters into the air. In their own time they released the band, free fell for a second and let out a very loud scream. Even the teachers and the parents had a go.
Even though we were all very tired by the end of it the children did not want to leave. It was so wonderful to see so many smiling faces and to hear students saying things like, “I was scared but I am so glad I tried that. It was awesome!” It was such a fabulous time with a great bunch of people.
Thank you to all the wonderful parent helpers who joined us during the camp. We couldn’t have done it without you. You were so helpful and we really enjoyed getting to know you during our fun time together. Thank you also to Renee Newman for organising the camp. It was a team effort. Thank you everyone.
Leath Ramsay and Rick Rogers