Boys’ School Year 5 MERC Camp
March 23, 2017 at 2:47 AM
A week jam packed with marine-based education and outdoor recreational activities kept our Year 5 boys challenged last week. Located on the beachfront at Long Bay, Sir Peter Blake’s MERC (Marine Education and Recreation Centre) was an ideal location for this age group to develop, in particular, confidence in open water activities.
Over the five days, the boys enjoyed a daily rotation of activities that both tested them mentally and physically. Both land and water based, the activities were designed to extend the boys and included abseiling, climbing, canoeing, orienteering, giants ladder, archery and sailing.
The students enjoyed a fun filled week while learning plenty of new skills along the way; developing their independence, discovering self-confidence, stepping out of their comfort zones and conquering new challenges.
The boys, staff and supervising parents returned to school totally exhausted but having had the times of their lives!
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