Last week, while weather bombs dropped around country, 93 lucky students from Rimu Team spread on the sunscreen and basked in the sunshine at Forest Lakes Camp at Otaki.
For four days the students challenged themselves with such activities as horse riding, kayaking, flying fox and mudslide, to name a few. One of the highlights of the week was a series of water relays that kept everyone soaking and laughing while the eager parents regularly fired water missiles (in case the students were getting too hot).
One evening highlight was the technology challenge where the children had to design and make a costume for a princess or a superhero out of newspaper and sellotape. The catwalk by our models was received with deafening hoots and cheers – a fun and creative enterprise.
Sixteen hard working parents supported the children to achieve the activities, manned the kitchen to deliver delicious meals, and joined in with the fun wherever they could.
Back in class this week we have been reflecting on the camp and everyone seems to have a different highlight and happy memory, so once again the teachers are reminded that the planning and effort is well worthwhile.