Last week, Class 10 students travelled to Bungarra Alpine Centre, located at the base of the picturesque Kosciuszko National Park at Jindabyne. The Centre is home to the Action Learning Initiatives (ALI), an outdoor education and learning facility group.
Students slept at the centre for two nights and camped for two nights in the Kosciusko National Park. They undertook various activities including gardening for the community, mountain biking, hiking, camping, abseiling and peer support. The week-long adventure allowed students to work alongside peers in a collaborative, supportive and caring manner; to further develop friendships; to work as a team; to lead and to challenge themselves in unfamiliar settings.
The camp also allowed students to serve others in the community and the school, through community gardening and activities organised for Class 6 who were also at the facility. Class 10 were overwhelmingly positive and resilient as they proceeded through the week, overcoming the rain and crossing the fast-running Snowy Mountain River.
Camping out at White River Hut, Mount Twynam, provided the perfect snowy landscape of an old hut surrounded by snow caped peaks. It even provided the opportunity for those brave enough to endure a quick dip in the freezing stream. The ALI leaders and teachers provided direction and kept spirits high whilst encouraging all students to challenge themselves.