On the 14th February 50 Year 7 students, some who were slightly nervous, left for Howman’s Gap for the 2024 version of the Year 7 Camp. The purpose of the camp was for students to familiarise themselves with their fellow students and complete a number of activities across the three days.
Day one saw students arrive at Howman’s Gap and receive a tour of the facilities. Rooms were allocated, lunch had and then groups went straight into the first round of activities. The activities on offer included canoeing, archery, high ropes, the giant swing and the challenge trail with students rotating through these activities each day.
Day’s two and three saw students continue to complete activities with their fellow students. Groups were deliberately mixed to allow students the opportunity to get to know each other and this seemed to work very well. Many new friendships were made and the smiles on faces the majority of the time showed that students enjoyed the activities on offer.
The night activities also proved to be very popular with students. Night one saw us take a night walk up Road 24 and it was really relaxing to be walking in the natural environment around Howman’s Gap. Night two was Movie Night where students watched Madagascar 3 and enjoyed pop corn.
We arrived back at 3.05 with 50 students seeming happy but tired. Overall the staff on the camp really enjoyed the camp and it was great to get to know the students better.