Year 10 CampHighlights from Phillip Island
It was exciting to finally be able to get our Year 10 annual camp in Phillip Island up and running this term. Whilst it was a long drive and we were somewhat anxious about the impending weather, it turned out to be a great success!
On the first day we visited Churchill Island where students were taken of a tour of the historical grounds and participated in a range of farming activities. Students then settled in at the CYC Resort and some groups participated in The Giant Swing and Crate Climbing whilst others took advantage of the camp facilities in the recreation room. Day one concluded with an energetic evening of Ten Pin Bowling and enjoying the arcade activities available. Mr White kept his talents a secret, dominating the competition, whilst Mrs Burton, despite having questionable technique, still managed to beat Mrs Mollison (which really wasn’t all that surprising!).
On day two students visited the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory and then competed in the highly anticipated Go Karting experience at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Track. This was the highlight for many, although it left the teachers feeling somewhat terrified at the prospect that some of these students would soon be allowed to drive on the road!! Students were then taken on a tour of the track which offered plenty of photo opportunities. Back onsite students burned off some energy participating in various Laser Strike scenarios and the day ended with some magic, mazes and mini golf at A Maze’N Things.
On the final full day of camp most students (and Mr White, Mrs Heinrich and Mr Baker) braved the cold to try surfing. Students then visited the Vietnam War Museum where they were taken on tours by war veterans who shared their experiences. It was great to see our students being mature, respectful and inquisitive in this setting. We were very proud of them.
Finally, our camp came to an end just as the rain arrived. We rugged up and made our way to the Penguin Parade to see the little penguins wander towards the viewing platforms. Thankfully Ms James wore enough layers to keep her warm, so we were able to stay to witness their arrival!
Overall, it was wonderful to see Year 10 students build positive relationships with their peers and their teachers outside of the school grounds throughout this experience. Thank you to all the staff who helped in the planning, preparation and supervision of this camp for your hard work.