Year 11 Perth Camp
Kessandra Rajendran, Year 11
We were greeted by a wonderful summer afternoon as we made our way to our first destination – Boshack Outback, about 3 hours from the city. During our two day stay in Boshack, we learnt a lot about the Australian outback with the help of our guide, Chrissie who talked about how she finds tranquility in the forest as well as the method of “controlled fire-starting” which many farmers use to rejuvenate their crops and the ecosystem. We also had the chance to participate in activities such as Canoeing and hut building, which led to some hilarious antics and overturned boats. At the end of both days, we all went outside and was amazed by the amount of stars filling up the night sky and how clear they all were. We learnt about the constellations that were visible in the southern hemisphere and some interesting facts to go along with it. We were all sad to bid farewell as we made our way to Ern Halliday but didn’t forget to take a commemorative group photo in front of the lake that stood as probably the landmark of Boshack. Overall, I really enjoyed the stay at Boshack and how we were all able to travel to the middle of crop fields to admire the night sky.
Wai Mei Kam, Year 11
Stepping on board a plane at 7 in the morning wasn’t the way I wanted to spend my last day of the holidays doing, especially when I’d be seeing my friends in the first time since the end of school. A Monday mood is not a good mood. Upon reaching Australia, the best thing that struck out to me was definitely the food in the convenience stores away from the $3 waters. I didn’t know what to expect from the camp, but what I did know was waking up at 5 am became the norm for me. A tip from me would be, always wake up early for a run in the outback with Mr Broadbent. It is the most unforgettable experience, I can guarantee that. A little warning though, Mr Broadbent is a very fast runner so don’t lose him... especially in the wild. From the wild kangaroos, the sheep and horses, and especially the non-humid weather, the outback in the summer morning is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to. The camp definitely shaped up to be one of the best I’ve ever been to since starting the school in year 1 where my first camp was a sleepover in school. I’ve built new friendships and strengthened old ones, I could not have asked for a better eye-opening experience.
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