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9@Scotch Update

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21 May 2021

9@Scotch Update

9@Scotch Update

This week we farewelled the second group of Year 9s as they departed for their 9@Scotch camp! 

The program is designed to facilitate the development of social skills, independence, resilience and to develop connectedness to themselves, others and the environment.

The students of 9A (the first group to experience 9@Scotch camp this year) rose to the challenge and it was fabulous to see the growth that each student underwent while they were away - some of their thoughts, experiences and pieces of sage advice are included below!

One piece of advice I would give to students who are yet to go on this camp is to go into it with an open mind. If you are willing to push yourself and try new things, camp will become a lot more enjoyable. - James Beamond

I learned on camp to not count the days; make the days count. - Max Becker

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My favourite activity on camp was mountain biking. It was really fun, but it took a long time to get there. It was good that you could choose to do harder or easier things according to your skill level. The big jump at the end was especially fun! On camp there was a lot of challenges and all of them together taught me how to be independent and lead whilst being confident, especially the activities we did in groups because you would need to step up and be a leader. Camp was really fun, and the solo was a great experience, and I would definitely like to go back to Burra one day and do something similar. - Ricardo Botes

I learnt to acknowledge how much my parents do for my brother and I with cooking and cleaning up a big house. - Cooper Fowlie

One thing I learned on the camp was how responsible you have to be when you get older and that being more responsible and looking after yourself earlier in life helps. - Henry Francis

For me, the most challenging experience on camp was the hike. It was steep, tiring, and long, but very rewarding. Although we were all exhausted and drained of energy by the end of it, it was a massive accomplishment to have hiked to the top of Mount Arden, and the view was spectacular! My advice is to be positive! Positivity and optimism can really shed light in the darkest of times and makes the load feel a lot lighter. It certainly made a difference for me – especially on the hike. And not only does positivity make the experience easier for yourself, but for others, too – it’s infectious! - Parnia Hatami

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Advice I have for the other year 9’s going on camp is don’t worry about it before you go. Live in the moment and appreciate your surroundings. Make the most of every situation. If you blink, you’ll miss it. My favourite activity was the solo. It was a good time to think and reflect on all that I’m grateful for and how good the camp had been. It made me realise that I am independent. - Isabel Hollams

I learnt to reassure myself if things aren’t looking good, I also learnt a lot of independence and how to cook things on my own and how to look after myself without any help. Take in every moment because camp will fly past, there will also be moments when you don’t like it where you are and you will at times feel home sick which is totally normal, but most importantly enjoy the simplest things and enjoy time with your friends. - Max Naffine

On camp my favourite activity was going to the Burra local gym and playing dodgeball against the class. It was fun because everyone was getting involved as well as the staff and it overall was a super fun day. I found it really fun mingling with so many different people and also seeing other people do the same. It made our class bond so much better. - Athena Theodorakakos