← Year 6 Camp

At 6:30am on Wednesday 11th March, the basketball court was buzzing with Year 6 students, armed with pillows, sleeping bags, blankets and bags stuffed with clean clothes and secret stashes of sticky lollies. The Year 6 students of 2020 were getting ready to go on camp!

After a great bus trip, filled with games, a movie and a few trivia questions from the bus driver, we arrived at the Higher Ground camp site outside Gympie and the adventure began.

All day activities were professionally led by the staff at Higher Ground, with the support of Mrs Bosch, Mrs Cahill, Mr Howard and Mr Hosking. Some of these activities included orienteering, milk-crate building, sugar-gliding, shelter-building, team games and archery.

These adventurous activities kept the students busy and active the whole day, only breaking for snacks and meals, which were tasty and filling. As the sun began to set, students were looking tired but happy; yet they managed to find enough energy for a few crazy games in the dining hall before heading to their cabins for bed, where most of them collapsed for a good night’s sleep. (There were those that needed a little persuading!)

On the Friday afternoon, after another great lunch and a morning spent competing in a mini-Olympics, students once again armed themselves with their pillows, sleeping bags, blankets, bags (this time filled with empty lolly wrappings and rather filthy clothes) and boarded the bus to head home to Bundy. The bus trip home was rather quiet, compared to the bus trip to camp (as most of the enthusiastic, yet exhausted, students fell asleep). This, to me, was a good indication of a successful camp experience!   Mrs Debi Bosch - Year 6 Teacher

A couple of comments from students:

Camp was great! My favourite thing was going up the sugar glider, as well as pulling others up. I will always remember Year 6 camp as the first time I did archery!  I would love to go again!  Thomas Raffaut

Something that I will never forget about Year 6 camp was, hanging out with friends and just talking and getting to know everyone a bit better. We also had to practice our Bridge Builders strategies at camp, as we needed to trust each other as well as listen to everyone’s opinions. Year 6 camp was a really fun and memorable experience!  Madalyn Millard