Our Grade 3/4 Students attend Camp Arrabri 2016
On Monday, 10th October to Wednesday, 15th October the Grade 3 & 4's attended a camp at Arrabri Lodge. The camp site is nestled in the beautiful Yarra Ranges in Warburton close to the foot hills of Mt Donna Buang. With tall gum trees, rain forest areas, the flowing Yarra River, abundant native bird life and undulating hills.
There were no televisions, computers, ipads, mobiles, texting, Facebook, instagram, game stations, movies, DVDs, CDs that students were able to access. They went ‘cold turkey’ from technology for three days! And guess what? They all survived and had an excellent time. Technology was replaced with rope courses, climbing walls, sensory trails, damper making (and eating!), donkey patting, snake holding!, orienteering, trampolining, playing mini golf on an 18 hole course, flying through the air on a flying fox, free falling on a giant rope swing, bush dancing, toasting marshmallows and much much more! So learning was very evident, for three whole days, just in a different format than usual and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves! I would like to highly commend ALL the students for their wonderful attitude, teamwork, determination and manners all through the time away. The staff based at the camp made constant references to these fine qualities exhibited by our students – your children. Our school staff that attended for three full days (and two nights!) were all extremely dedicated and committed to providing the students with many and varied experiences in a safe and caring manner. The three parents who attended the camp were of immense help and support. They joined in all the activities and assisted at every opportunity.
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