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    Year 7 Camp 2018

    Article by Ms Tory Wood

    Year 7 Camp 2018

    On Monday 30th April the first group of year 7 homerooms set off to the YMCA Camp in Anglesea for three days. We were incredibly blessed with sunny blue skies and mild evenings. Students participated in range of activities to both challenge themselves and to provide them with the opportunity to develop resilience all whilst making new friends.

    Despite their fears, students enthusiastically participated in a crate climb, vertical challenge, high ropes, giant swing, mountain bike riding, bush cooking and canoeing. It was great to see the students happily working together as a team to achieve common goals and encouraging those who were a little more reluctant. On the first evening students dressed as their favorite heroes and villains for a dress up trivia night. On the second evening students were a little quieter and the Senior Student Leaders and Mr. Exton visited them on camp.

    On Wednesday we said farewell to group one and welcomed group two, who were keen to get stuck into the same activities. While the second group was not so blessed with the weather they continued with the activities without complaint and a positive attitude.

    I’d like to compliment the students on their exemplarily behavior and thank the staff that volunteered to come on camp. Students had a wonderful time and made strong friendships and memories which will put them in good stead for the years to come at Saint Ignatius College.

    Ms. Tory Wood  Year 7 Coordinator

    What some of our students had to say about the camp:

     “My favourite thing at camp was the trivia night, I got to meet so many new people.”   Mollie Dowdell

    “Wow! What an awesome time at camp I had. You should have been there. There was heaps of activities to do, my favourite by far was the giant swing. I had the best time and I can’t wait for Year 9 camp.”   Eliza Bermingham

    “I was adamant that I couldn’t go to the top of the giant swing, but I managed to convince myself that I could.”  Charlie Smale

    “I loved riding around the camp on the mountain bikes, the jumps were my favourite.”  Jorja Sitlington

    “On the crate climb I was nervous but I got 8 crates high, my friend Cody helped me.”  Xavier Russell

    “My camp highlight was the vertical wall, I liked it because it challenged me.”  Jessica Michels

    “My favourite activities on camp were the ones when we got to get into a harness and climb.”   Oscar Condon

    “My highlight from camp was being in a cabin with all of my friends.”  Immy Ford

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