SWINGING AROUND AT BEEC
THE Year 5 and 6 students from Wheatlands State School recently visited the Barambah Environmental Education Centre.
They went to a school camp from October 17- 18, learning about the environment and leadership responsibilities.
Although it was raining, they kept on going and participated in all the fun actives that were planned.
The Year 5 and 6 students went to learn about leadership and to get the Year 5s ready for next year’s Canberra camp.
The students participated in many actives including a hike up to One Tree Hill. When they got to the top they saw an amazing view with a misty backdrop.
This was an educational experience where they learnt about different trees and forestry. They also saw the Barambah Creek, which hasn’t flowed in six years.
Although it was raining they kept on going because Wheatlands kids are have- a- go kids.
They also participated a fun activity where they had to use leadership, responsibility and teamwork skills to complete a low ropes course.
It was a great opportunity for students to make new friends and gain each other’s trust.
Even though many of them got muddy and wet, the students all appeared to have an amazing time with their friends.
Here’s what a Year 5 student thought about the One Tree Hill hike: “When we got to the top of One Tree Hill, the view was amazing and I could see everything.”
Here is another Year 5’ s opinion about the low ropes course: “I liked the challenge in it and you had to use teamwork to complete it.”
Wheatlands State School principal Adam Head said of the BEEC overnight camp: “I thought that camp was the perfect opportunity for students to further develop their environmental, leadership and social skills.”
Overall, the students had a great time and hopefully will get to go again next year.
RIGHT: Blue group takes in the view at One Tree Hill. FAR RIGHT: Yellow group on the One Tree Hill hike. IN THE SWING: Lachlan making his way around the low ropes course with the support of his friends, Cailan and Jai. Denim takes on the challenge of the low ropes course with a little help from her friends, Tilly and Clair.