At the beginning of Term 1, our Flinders Year 10 students had the unique opportunity to choose their own camp program from seven options. Each camp offered its own level of adventure, and students were asked to think deeply about their selections.
In the spirit of Flinders, they were challenged to find an option that would stretch them and give them an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of themselves, others and the environment, while exploring different skills and activities.
In Week 8 of Term 3 it was time for camp, and it was fantastic to see the students embrace the amazing opportunities presented to them and get active in beautiful outdoor settings, unplugged from their electronic devices.
Whether it was sailing in Moreton Bay, hitting the berms mountain biking, snorkelling on Norfolk Island, island hopping in kayaks up in Far North Queensland, hiking across Fraser Island or canoeing up the Noosa River on the way to the Cooloola Sandpatch – students demonstrated and developed their courage and commitment and built resilience, important skills that will enrich their everyday lives.
A huge thank-you to all staff and students who participated and made the week a huge success.
Note: For more images of your child’s camp adventure, please visit your child’s particular Group page on MyFlinders or contact the relevant teacher-in-charge.
Ryan Edwards | College Student Services Officer & Duke of Edinburgh Award Co-ordinator