Year 7/8 Camp to Green Pastures

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.

Year 7/8 students enjoying camp at Wanganui.
Year 7/8 students enjoying camp at Wanganui.

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.’

The mighty mud run.
The mighty mud run.