Our Year 7-8 camp held at Green Pastures near Wanganui last week followed the success of the Year 5-6 camp held two weeks earlier. It was a wonderful week of new experiences and activities for our Year 7-8 students and a special thank you to all the volunteer parents who assisted our teachers Nick Julian, Nicki Greer and Hayden Trass to make this such a memorable week. Our students arrived back at school last Friday tired but exhilarated and full of camp stories they shared both at school and home.
Writing of a Year 8 student:
‘I tried to wrench my leg out of the cold, thick, viscous mud. Using any plants or roots to hold for support, I climbed out of the mud and sprinted up the slippery bank. Every time I stepped, I could feel sharp stones and sticks pushing into my bare feet. With a couple more meters to go, I slumped to the ground, at the end of the mud run, like a slowly dying zombie and restarted the whole run. Mr Julian had promised that the mud run was going to be some people’s favourite activity at camp – and it was definitely mine! All you could hear through the mud run course was people screaming of laughter and shrieking as they jumped into the freezing, murky water.’