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Fun and Friendship at the Year 7 Camp
On Wednesday 22 February four coaches arrived at St Edward’s to meet 166 very excited Year 7 students and 16 slightly nervous staff! Torrential rain the night before did not dampen the boys’ enthusiasm and we arrived at Crosslands Reserve ready to be ferried across to the camping site at Galston.

For many boys this was their first experience of camping and the responsibility of setting up their own tents was taken very seriously by all. They did a great job and despite some rain and gusty winds over the three days we had no tent collapses and all managed to stay warm and dry (ish!)

Daytimes were spent stand up paddle boarding, abseiling, canoeing and orienteering. The favourite activity was definitely the flying fox – especially the joy of hearing your teacher scream louder than any student on the vertical drop. Special mention to Mrs Titheradge! Evenings were spent enjoying marshmallows around the campfire and playing team building games.

Feedback from teachers and the Camp providers consistently praised the boys for their cooperation, their empathy and encouragement of others and their desire to challenge themselves to stretch beyond their comfort zone. St Edward’s Camp Spirit Awards will acknowledge those students who were outstanding in these areas at our next Pastoral Assembly.

Thank you to George and Fiona at Outdoor Education Australia and their amazing team and the 16 St Edward’s staff for their generous support of our Year 7 students.

Reflections from Year 7

“Camp was awesome!” Max

“The activities were fun but the main thing is I did heaps of new things.” Byron

“I loved every single activity it was really awesome” Sachin