Reaching new heights
When the Year 6 King Billy class from St Joseph’s Catholic School ventured down to the Far South Wilderness Camp in November they found it lived up to expectations! And though they were facing exciting, new challenges, the hospitality of Nigel and Meredith who run the camp made the students feel at home.
Without the comfort of their electronics and video games, the students made the most of their time at camp by cave sight seeing, abseiling, fishing, and bush walking. More importantly, students engaged in building resilience and working with other students who they may not normally spend time with.
Mr Brendan Rose who accompanied the students was impressed by how well they supported one another: “The students lived up to the expectation of being considerate and being courteous.” When they were at the Hastings pool there were representing the School with dignity and great humility as tourists from interstate commented to Mr Rose about their behaviour. All these actions were so welcoming and supportive, and made the camp environment a joy to be a part of for all the students.
Despite all the new activities and adventures, the highlight for Mr Rose came from his fellow campmates: “I will always remember the camp for personal growth and development, as every student who took part tried something that they had not achieved before,” Mr Rose said. “I am very proud to be a part of the King Billy experience.”