Year 9 Camp - Flinders Ranges (Issue 9 2017)

Written on the 22 June 2017

On Tuesday 6 June, all Year 9 students set off on camp to the beautiful and scenic Bendleby Ranges in the Flinders Ranges. The aim of this experience was for the boys to step out of their comfort zones and reflect on what it means to be fine young men.

Some of the highlights included day walks around the breathtaking hills and mountains, mountain biking on the tough rocky terrain, as well as having time for some solitude in the great outdoors. At night time, a warm fire offered tremendous relief for our boys as the overnight temperatures dropped as low as -3 degrees.

Overall, the camp taught many of the boys a few lessons. These included not taking what we have at home for granted and that an environment where everybody is working well with each other makes things a lot easier. Seven boys (one from each class) were awarded with a 'Man of the Camp' award. Congratulations to Anthony Bosnakis, Fletcher Luscombe, Conner Critchard-Bligh, Jack Dwyer, Peter Paech, Eric Reddy and Jarrod Blundell.

"I think all the boys in Year 9 learnt a lot from this camp. Most importantly, we learnt to strive to be the best young men we can be and to step out of our comfort zones so that we can learn to grow." - Joshua Lewis, Year 9 student.

"The camp was a fantastic experience and all of the activities were quite entertaining. It was good to see everybody stepping out of their comfort zones, whether that was mountain biking down a rocky hill, or boys trying to stay quiet in the solo experience." - Jordan Hunter, Year 9 student.


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By Daniel Kennedy
Year 9



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