Spensley St PS Year 6 Camp Blog
On Wednesday the 15th of November a bunch of legends from Spensley Street Primary School made their way up to The Summit and your energy to get into camp was epic!
These legends were in for a massive 3 days that would push themselves physically and mentally. Day 1 started off by meeting your three coaches who guided you through your camp experience. Your coaches were Logan, Calarnee, and Sara. After watching our maintenance team do their magic, we got even more excited when watching our intro video to The Summit. You also became familiar with our Five Keys and if we used them would make camp go from good to GREAT!
The Five Keys were:
Play All In
Make Lots of Mistakes
Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
Don’t Go Home Wondering What If
With no further ado, we played a big game of ‘50 Up’, we then split up into our tribes and began our first 2 activities. Your activities throughout your time here at The Summit included:
Giant Swing, testing what it will take to let go of our fear and trust the process, letting go of “what if…”.
Tash’s Ladder, scaling up our big tower to then lean over nothing but a ladder at the very top!
Laser Tag, dodging and weaving through our laser war zone striving to eliminate the opposition.
Snowy River challenge, the ultimate test of teamwork and support involving a race through 5 obstacles as fast as possible to beat the opposing team's time.
Leap of Faith, challenging our ability to trust not only ourselves but the entire process, and to take a leap into the unknown regardless of what was holding us back.
Snake and Nails, walking over hundreds of nails with bare feet right before coming face to face with one of the world's most feared animals, the python.
What a huge first day it was. To finish off the day you all go to a disco party in the stadium after dinner. How awesome was that!?
Day 2 started off with breakfast, followed by a morning intentions session with Logan before continuing the rest of the day. Our intentions session covered asking ourselves who we wanted to be for the day and making deliberate choices (supportive, brave, kind, competitive, etc.). What a huge day we had planned for day two. We had three activities that all of you absolutely crushed, and it was a sight to see. Everyone was clearly already demonstrating our Five Keys. To get into our competitive spirit we all played a huge game of tug of war! However, it wasn’t long before our hula hoop (the anchor point) snapped. So, it was now onto a big game of evolution! Splendid work Alex on your chicken moves!
Finally, we were about to begin the epic journey that would push you physically and mentally. The moment we had only heard rumors about it, it was time for the Monster Course! Running against the other team through a mud run obstacle course, hands linked together to achieve not only the best time but also a closer connection to your fellow peers and teammates. After the first lap we followed it up with a surprise, we told you we were going to do it twice! What a sight to see. Pushing ourselves to limits we hadn’t reached before. Congratulations to all those who truly pushed through and demonstrated to themselves a new level of resilience. Great work supporting the team Charles, you are a legend!
Day 3 had arrived, and some of us were sad to be leaving but also glad to be sleeping in our own beds. We began with some breakfast followed by a gratitude session with Logan. This encouraged us to use gratitude as a tool to instantly FEEL joy and happiness when reflecting on often unappreciated things we have in life. “Gratitude affects your attitude and in turn, affects your altitude”. To finish off camp we started with your last two activities. You then got a chance to vote for someone in your group who stood up and stood out throughout the 3 days, the person in the team who best demonstrated the Five Keys. Congrats to Luca, Felix, and Alfie on being your team's Values winners. Just when you thought camp was over, we all witnessed our WW2 army tank crush a car! And it was none other than your team's Values winner who got to have a first-class seat inside the tank as it got to work.
Thank You Spensley Street Primary School for playing all in and achieving what was once thought impossible!
Keep Unleashing Your Greatness!