With a focus on improving teamwork and developing leadership skills, the Year 11s embraced the challenges provided at Emu Gully Adventure Camp last Friday. The students were accompanied by the Heads of House. In groups the girls tackled activities such as “Homefront” which involved getting supplies through enemy lines, “Tank” that involved directing a tank through a minefield and hitting a target and “Colditz” where they had to crawl through a tunnel and climb over a 3 metre wall to escape a prisoner of war camp. The final challenge saw them as a team, stretcher a girl through the mud pit.
Their experiences can be summed up in the words of Selena Still (Year 11 student):
Our leadership day at Emu Gully didn't just give our grade the opportunity to learn leadership skills and how to work as a team, it gave everyone a chance to bond with people who they usually don't sit with or work with every day at school. We were given the chance to learn our strengths and weaknesses and experience new things through a range of fun and challenging activities. Emu Gully was a great experience, where I learnt many valuable lessons, including no matter how difficult the obstacle you are facing is, if you work as a team, everything is significantly easier.