Grade 8 Camp
“…Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education…” ~ David Polis
Last week our Grade 8s held their outdoor education camp at the Craig Doone Conservation Academy just outside Grahamstown.
This was their second camp which forms part of their Adventure Based Leadership and Education programme.
This camp introduced our pupils to basic rope activities with a 20 metre abseil off the Moddies cliff. They also had a great session of tree and rope climbing in the big blue gum where they could test themselves against a number of different routes.
This camp also had a strong natural sciences component and our pupils collected data on the different tree species that are found in the four biomes present at Craig Doone.
The Grade 8 boys also learned first hand about alien vegetation and the importance of controlling it.
A great time was had by all. The Grade 8 class was blessed with warm weather so the experience of camping out in tents and being outdoors was a positive one for everyone!