In the week of 20 May, 208 students and 20 staff bravely undertook the annual Year 9 camp to the Eildon area.
It rained non-stop for the first two days, making for tough conditions; everyone was muddy, wet, tired, and in bed by 9pm – some as early as 7:30pm!
By Wednesday the sun was shining and so were spirits, everyone was feeling bright and enthusiastic. Activities included bush walking, mountain bike riding, raft building, water initiatives, high and low ropes courses, as well as a challenge run.
Nothing in the classroom can ever replace the real life experience of being in the outdoors and having to fend for yourself. We use the terms ‘resilience’, ‘resourcefulness’, and ‘relationships’ a lot at school; on Year 9 camp, the students have to live by them!
All returned buzzing about the good bits, whingeing about the bad bits, laughing about the silliness, bemoaning the stress, and sharing the memories. No doubt, as always, this will be one of the highlights of their time at Salesian. A special thank you to the amazing staff who made this happen – you have contributed to an amazing experience and taught our students more in five days than you will ever know!
Have a look at some pictures in the gallery below!
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