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Yallourn North Primary School Blog

On a wet Monday morning, the students of Yallourn Primary School came through The Summit gates. Eager to get going they were shown to their tent accommodation to settle in. All the students got together in the Lodge for an introduction to camp, staff and the ‘Five Keys’. The first thing the groups did was play a game called ’50 Up’. Groups then smashed one initiative and three rotations of activities. By the end of the day, groups came up with their tribe names (listed in the table below).

On day two the groups look ready to go after breakfast. We started our days with morning intentions and were shown the video “20 things we should say more”, asking the students to think about who they wanted to be for the day for themselves as well as their team. The tribes completed three epic rotations where we witnessed heaps of targets, stretches and super stretches, LOADS of GMICs were written down and read out.

After rotation 3 the tribes played Jockeys to win their tribes a spot in the Monster run ahead! Then after a performance of ‘The Chicken Dance’ by the teachers and a quick briefing, the tribes made their way to the start/ finish line of the Monster course! With the tunes pumping and the energy high, the groups took off. After nailing their first lap, the group were unaware they were going to run the same course twice; we do this to show resilience and teach the students that when they think they’ve got nothing left they can still dig deep and keep going.

On day three, the final day of camp, the tribes had two more activities to do. In the morning, when the tribe made their intentions clear we also did gratitude, and they were told to not go 'checking out' early and to be present during the last two activities. To start off, the tribe got their bodies moving playing a game called ‘Big Star, Little Star’ and a quick game of Jockeys.

In the last debrief the tribe completed a strategy called ‘rock, stick and leaf’ where the students were told to reflect upon camp and the growth that had been shown. The team also voted for two tribe winners, someone who represented the five keys throughout camp. After the values winners were read out, they got to keep their teams' flag and get a ride in The Summit's very own army tank.

Thank you for coming to The Summit, all the best for the rest of the year!

Steph (Spag/Spinks), Ash, Ella, Sophie, Lina


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