South Burnett Times - - SOUTH BURNETT SCHOOL NEWS - — By Matilda Ack­in­close, Clair An­der­son, Madi­son Bishop, Ry­der Brown and Mikayla Ward

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.

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