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Year 11 Pindari Adventures Camp

7/06/2018

​Kirby Morunga on a buttress.

​On Monday 14 May we arrived at Pindari Dam camp, near Inverell, NSW. The forty-five Year 11 students and five teachers were psyched up for the survival experience awaiting them. They were in for a week of sleeping in swags, living on rations and less than glamorous bathroom facilities but were excited to face the challenge.

Forming stronger friendships, teamwork, personal resilience and perseverance and of course having fun were the goals for the week. The Pindari Adventures staff were highly supportive, encouraging students to explore their personal values, attitudes and goals. Activities included bush survival skills, GPS hiking, twister buggies, boat activities, a night walk through a rocky canyon and (for the very thick-skinned) a flying fox into a dam. However, climbing the buttress with the use of ropes and harnesses was the highlight for many and a source of enormous personal accomplishment. Our students showed perseverance, courage, self-sacrifice and mateship, impressing the Pindari Adventures camp leaders and making their teachers proud.

We returned to school on Friday 18 May exhausted but elated. There was a clear sense of having conquered something huge - a mountain in fact.  After this amazing experience, students have identified personal goals for their future and developed close friendships. Well done everyone!

 

 Will and Ben in twister buggies.