On May 22nd, MNSC Year 9 students participated in the annual Melbourne camp. This camp is a great opportunity for students to develop their confidence and independence. They participated in a variety of activities including The Amazing Race which helped them learn how to navigate around the Melbourne CBD, got an insight into The Big Issue, participated in a Circus Oz workshop, a walking tour of Fitzroy Street Art and a very spooky Historical Ghost Tour of Old Melbourne and a trip up the Eureka Skydeck at night. Not to mention some of the physical challenge activities such as rock climbing and WipeOut at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (where we also got to watch the Victorian State Squad train with Olympian Mack Horton!)
Some quotes about camp:
I learned that I'm braver than I thought and that I'm a daredevil and that getting lost in the city doesn't scare me.
The activities helped me build resilience and self-motivation as I somewhat had to rely on myself to overcome my mind.
I was challenged when we did the rock climbing, there were different levels, and they got harder and harder. I'm pretty sure I got up to level 18.
We then went to the big issue, and listened to peter talks about his story, which helped me realise more about homelessness.
Melbourne camp has to be the best school camp I have ever been on and I actually enjoyed it.I learnt that I actually don't mind the Eureka Skydeck and that surprised me more than anything.Later that day we had a ghost tour, which I thought, was absolutely amazing