13 Mar

Year 7 students recently returned from their camp experience at Hindmarsh Island.

Lifelong memories were created during the 4 days, with a range of water and land based activities to keep everyone busy.

The weather was kind to us and Goolwa was generally much cooler than Glenelg, although the sunscreen and sunglasses were only ever an arm’s stretch away.

Activities included: Surfing, Kayaking, Cockling, Cultural Walk, Save Your Skier and a Team Carnival. Everyone made the most of each experience, embracing challenges and building confidence, independence, self-esteem and resilience – great job!

Quantities and portion sizes went out the window when the trangia cooking commenced with some groups cooking enough pasta to feed Goolwa!

“Surfing was the best, I improved so much”
– Ebony S & Alyssa G

The Year 7s worked together and supported each other superbly throughout the week – what a wonderful bonding experience and what a great bunch of children!

Highlights included the surfing, cockle collecting, the team games and night activities. It was fantastic to see such great team spirit, alongside some impressive collaboration, cooperation, problem solving and deep thinking.

“I realised that I can probably push through things if I try hard enough”
– Griff C

“We realised what barrages now do! They separate the salt sea water from the fresh river water and raise and lower the water levels for each side. Cockle dancing, which is a strategy to find cockles in the sand, was great fun. We all found at least 1 each and a few people ate raw cockle insides.”
– Will B

Thank you Lynn Lee – Year 7 Teacher – for sharing the great memories the students made on camp.