Grade 3/4 CAMP
On Monday, 150 very excited Grade 3 and 4 students boarded three coaches and departed for their three-day adventure camp at Campaspe Downs near Kyneton. All of the activities were conducted by the Campaspe Downs camp staff and were supervised by our own enthusiastic teachers from MPW. I heard from the children that many of the teachers were brave and adventurous enough to have a go at some of the activities including the flying fox, giant swing and archery where some were even successful in striking a bullseye. I heard from the teachers that the students displayed excellent behaviour throughout the camp including supporting each other and encouraging their peers to ‘have a go’ even when the challenges were outside their comfort zone, a wonderful opportunity to build resilience. A big thankyou to all of the staff who attended the camp and to the students for being so positive and encouraging of each other.
Thank you also to the parents who attended camp. I was very pleased to receive the following comment from one of them: ‘It was amazing to see the connection between our MPW children and their teachers on camp. All of the teachers encouraged an adventurous spirit and the children really enjoyed their extra independence …’