The Year 10 Outdoor Education expedition was held from Monday to Friday, in week 4. Inclement weather meant that the original plans to head straight into Boranup forest and camp overnight surrounded by tall trees had to be modified to maintain student safety. Students were delighted to find themselves in beds with hot showers available at the Scripture Union Camp Geographe.
Tuesday was split between touring some of the beautiful sights in the Margaret River Region, lunch in Margaret River town, and then hiking into our campsite for the next 2 nights at Jarrahdene campsite.
Wednesday had students adventure caving and abseiling into a collapsed cave. These were challenging and highly engaging for the students, who pushed themselves outside of comfort zones, often with tears to overcome personal goals.
Thursday, students hiked for 17kms into Prevelly, walking long sections of beach, large hills, rocky outcrops and sand dunes. This day was very tiring but extremely rewarding for all the students, who all completed this. The students were rewarded with a lovely night out at the local restaurant, playing pool and talking about camp with the College staff and volunteers.
Reflecting on camp with the students, Mr Zach Cottrell, Direct of Sports and Camp organiser, stated that one of the best aspects of the camp was the family spirit felt among the students. It was so beautiful to see football academy gents, quieter ladies, and a few new students all singing and celebrating together. The positive culture of encouragement and participation was sensational, and the staff is very excited to see this culture continue into the coming months.