iServi News | 20 November 2020 | Term 4, Week 6
Last week, our Year 10 Outdoor Education students enjoyed a three-day adventure at Nanga Bush Camp in Dwellingup. Whilst there, they completed activities such as orienteering, mountain biking and high roping. The camp supported the development of students’ leadership skills and enabled students to venture outside of their comfort zones.
The mantra of Year 10 at Servite is ‘I Choose’. It is a pivotal year where students are encouraged to take control of their learning. The Outdoor Education camp is an enriching experience that allows us to see this principle in action, as students strive to independently navigate and conquer the challenges posed to them.
Mr Ben Stanbury
To get to our camp site we had to hike for two hours. It was tiring, but with the encouragement of our friends and teachers we were able to complete the hike in high spirits. That night the teachers arranged for us to play spotlight and it was our first time playing it. When we were hiding in the dark bushes, we could hear each other’s fast heartbeats.
On the second and third day, we did fantastic activities such as high roping, orienteering and mountain biking. My friends and I really enjoyed high roping, even though some of us had a bit of height fright. It was amazing to witness our friends overcome their fear of heights. Orienteering was our favourite activity during camp because we were given the opportunity to enjoy the activity in our own way.
Overall, camp was the best experience we could ask for. It was wonderful to spend time with our friends, and put our minds off our devices and schooling- especially before exams. It helped reduce our anxieties and worries.
Thank you to all the teachers, who volunteered the time to organise and be with us during the camp.
Minh Anh (SE5) and Mukshita Chopra (SE1)
We found the high ropes to be the most enjoyable activity and had a really good experience on camp. We also enjoyed the bike riding and going on the trails that had hills and swerves. It was a good experience, as it was the first time camping for many of us. It was exciting to try new things, step out of our comfort zones, and talk to new people who we may not have talked to before.
Abbey Ameduri (SC4) and Tayla Caccamo (SA4)