Kororoit Creek Primary School Year 4 Blog
Monday afternoon, four buses full of Kororoit Creek students and staff rolled through the gates of The Summit. Eager to start, they all made their way up to their accommodations.
The Summit coaches were welcomed by their team leader Steph/Spag/Spinks; Sunny shared The Summit's Five Keys with the students; Have Fun, Play All In, Make Lots of Mistakes, Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable and Don’t Go Home Wondering ‘What If’, as they are the ingredients for a great camp. As the students were shown to the stage, they played a quick game of '50'; students were then placed straight into their groups. Students were taught about setting ‘targets, stretches and super stretches’ to help them break down activities that might feel overwhelming. Two activity rotations were run, and then the students had some free time before dinner!
Day two, and we started the day off with an intension session with Spinks, where the students were asked to think about who they wanted to be for that day and what that looked like. Told how we can choose to let the things we can’t control determine what we do. 1. Weather, 2. Other people and 3. The activities they’re doing. Students were asked to think about and share an ‘I Am' and an ‘I Want, or I Will’ affirmation, to help guide them throughout their day. Students were then led down to the stage, where they did a ‘Repeat After Me’ game called ‘Big Star, Little Star’ and had all the fun! After three massive rotations with morning tea in between, students then made their way up to the Lodge for lunch. Once done, the students got changed into their Monster attire, all groups then took part in one more rotation before their afternoon tea, the groups were briefed on the Monster Course. Hyped and ready the first heat set off, followed by heat two, heat three and finally heat four, where two teams got to run in contest with each other. All groups smashed their first lap, little did they realize that the actual test of resilience and grit was doing the Monster lap twice, the winner of the Monster Course was the tribe with the best improvement time, comparing their first lap to their second! Every team gave their best and got through the course together! Well done!
It’s Wednesday! The sun was shining bright, and students made their way to the stage where they learned about gratitude and the diverse ways you can show you’re grateful (acts of service, thoughtful gifts, GMICs, verbal). As they were asked what, and to whom they were grateful. It was time for the last group game, and they played the game Pirates! With two more rotations to go, they didn’t want to go home wondering ‘what if’.
After the last two rotations had been completed, the tribes get to reflect on the camp experience with each other and then proceeded to choose a values winner for their tribe, someone who embodied the 5 Keys consistently throughout camp (names stated in the table below)
All activities were as follows; Giant Swing, Summit Window, Rockwall, Bush Challange, Trust Games, Abseil, High Wire, Tribe Identity, Cave, Inflatables, Laser Skirmish, Flying Fox, and Scavenger Hunt.
On behalf of the team and myself, we would like to say thanks for playing all in and having all the fun!! We hope you had as much fun as we did, all the best for the rest of the year.