Students gain vital life skills at camp
Baynton West Primary School students left the classroom behind for adventure as they spent last week at a Woodman Point Camp, south of Fremantle.
Students attempted adrenalinpumping activities such as roping, a flying fox and kayaking, while learning leadership skills and working together with class mates.
Run by the Department of Sport and Recreation, the camp was designed to help children enhance their interpersonal skills, improve their decision making and time management, learn to appreciate the environment and learn physical skills.
WA Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said the camps were valuable for children and could form some of the most memorable experiences of their childhoods.
“We call recreation the fourth ‘R’ because it fits right into the school curriculum and offers young people benefits, which include learning about teamwork and collaboration, understanding responsible risk-taking, leadership, awareness, managing their emotions and, most importantly, fun,” she said.
“Being active in the outdoors is not only good for your physical health but it’s great for kids’ mental health.”
DSR delivers recreation camp services at Bickley, Hillarys, Point Walter, Woodman Point and Quaranup for schools, sporting associations, community groups and corporate events.
Baynton West Primary School students with Woodman Point Camp instructor Duncan Veitch.