Here is a little recount of our AMAZING Grade 3 camp experience, written by students from 3G:
Written by Kirana and Bailey
On the first day of camp all the grade 3 students walked down to Smiths Beach for a sandcastle competition. It took us 20 minutes to walk down to the beach.We found seashells all over the beach, and everyone had different designs for our sandcastles. Some people added a moat around their sandcastles, those ones took a lot longer than the normal sandcastles. Unfortunately, a lot of our sandcastles got stepped on but none of us gave up and some of them got washed away by the tide! Lozz and Liz brought us afternoon tea down to the beach. We got to eat a piece of fruit, a biscuit and some water.We all had a very fun time playing in the sand!
Written by Sasha and Jacob D
On Wednesday the 5th of September, the grade 3 students jumped on the bus and set off on their first camp. We made a quick stop at San Remo to eat our snack. After our snack we went to the playground to burn off some energy. Then we all walked down to see the pelican feeding. When we got down there we all stood behind a yellow rope. Some of us started to play with the sand. A few seconds later a lady came and talked and fed the pelicans. After a while we got our bags and got on the bus. We were going to Phillip Island.
Written by Ixchel and Emma
As the sun started to set, it was time for the grade 3’s to head to the penguin parade. When we got there the first thing we walked past was the penguin shop, they were selling big/small penguin toys all of the toys were so cute! We were a bit disappointed because it took 17 minutes before the penguins came out of the sea, the penguins were so cute! They were cuter than the penguin toys. As we walked along the board walk we had to look out for all the penguins walking to their little houses up in the grass area. They were very noisy as they were calling for their friends and family. When we started leaving it was so busy and complicated to leave. After we got back everyone was so tired so we ate dessert and went to bed.
Written by Olivia, Kayla and Ella
On the 2nd and 3rd day of camp we did nature Spotto, with Mrs Tomich. It was a very funny activity, Olivia dropped her sheet in the lake and clumsy Abigail dropped the map into the lake as well! Chloe and Jade had to rescue it from there canoe.We saw black swans, black ducks and purple swamp hens and some geese, herons. The geese had a lot of babies.
Written by Heath and Hamish
To get to the archery wall, we had to walk a very long way from the cabins. When we got there we saw two big targets. Each one had 4 colours on them, black, white, blue, red and yellow. If you hit the yellow one you got a BULLSEYE! We had to be very careful when doing archery and had to follow all the rules Craig told us to keep ourselves safe and all members of our group. We had to wear an arm strap to protect our arms from the string on the bow. We all had such a great time and some people even got a bullseye!!
Written by Mia I and Wil
First we had to put the flour in. Next we poured in the milk. Third we cracked the egg and added it in. Finally we mixed it all together. Once we had mixed it all we poured it on to the BBQ and cooked it. Once it was cooked we got to eat them all! It was a bit hard flipping the pancake because it could brake but you didn’t have to flip your pancake if you don’t want to flip it. You could add honey, butter, jam and sugar some of us added honey and butter but you didn’t have to put in any toppings if you don’t want to. You could put just butter on, you can put just honey on or you could put just jam on. It was fun doing the pancakes and very YUMMY to eat.
Written by Bryden, Jensen & Ishaan
Jade, Fibbian and Liz joined us for canoeing. It was scary getting into the canoe and out of the canoe because the water kept on moving the canoe. Before we started canoeing we had to learn what to do when we were in the canoe. We learnt where to sit, how to paddle and how to turn from left to right. It was scary getting into the canoe for the first time, because it was very wobbly. The paddling was strange because to turn you had to paddle backwards while your partner paddled forwards. Canoeing was super fun because you had to paddle with a partner.
THE GIANT SWING
Written by Blake, Allana, and Annabella
On the 6th of September, we were at Phillip Island adventure camp. At Phillip Island, there was an activity called ‘The Giant Swing’. How the giant swing works is: there are two groups. The first group is the ‘hauling’ group, they are responsible for pulling the person on the giant swing up to the top. The people that pulled the rope, actually pull the person up to the top! Then the second option is the person that was on the swing. They have two harnesses on and get clipped into the giant swing. Once they are clipped in they hang there until the hauling group are ready to PULL. That’s when the puling group does their job and hauls the person into the air and then the person has to pull the cord and they swing very high. Miss Garnish and Michael Scarlett helped all the groups get into their harnesses and took lots of pictures. Miss Garnish, Michael Scarlett and Mrs Pant all had a go!! In conclusion, the giant swing was SO much fun!!!
Written by Mia P and Jack
The circatron was very fun, there were lots of different rings that you could choose between to go round and around. We liked it because you could decide on the direction and speed you went in each time. Mrs Rawlings and the camp instructor Vivian helped us strap into the harnesses and then you had to hold onto the handles and lean forwards or backwards. It felt like you were flying or doing a handstand.