Our Year 7 students had their inaugural Sacred Heart camp experience last week, and they had a wonderful time at the Kinglake Forest Adventure camp. The camp was a great opportunity for our students to bond, challenge themselves and have fun in a beautiful natural setting.
students were divided into two groups for the camp, with 7A, 7B, and 7C attending from Monday to Wednesday, and 7D and 7E attending from Wednesday to Friday. The students participated in a range of exciting activities, including the leap of faith, the free fall, and the wildergaining activity. We were pleased to see how our students threw themselves into these activities with enthusiasm, supporting and encouraging each other along the way.
The leap of faith activity was an exciting challenge where students climbed up a tall pole and then jumped off it. They were asked questions like “What holds you back in life?” and “What kind of world would you like to leap into?” This activity helped our students to develop their confidence and trust in themselves and their peers.
The free fall activity was another exhilarating challenge that allowed students to experience the thrill of falling from a height and learning how to manage their fear in a safe and supportive environment. This activity helped our students to develop their courage and resilience.
The wildergaining activity was a beefed-up scavenger hunt that required students to work together to solve clues and complete challenges in the bushland surrounding the campsite. This activity helped our students to develop their teamwork and problem-solving skills while exploring the natural environment.
We are so proud of our Year 7 students for the way they embraced the challenges and opportunities presented to them at the camp. We have already seen that this experience has helped them to grow as individuals and build stronger connections with their peers.
A huge thank you to all the staff who attended; your involvement will be one of the most lasting memories for our young people. If there are any questions or feedback about the camp, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Reflection From Liam Summers 7D: I enjoyed camp because of how the activities connected us to nature, as well as how the leap of faith symbolised the leap into high school.