At the start of the week, the Grade 4s and 5s bravely ventured off to Roselands Outdoor Adventure Centre for two nights away. The girls were kept so busy during their time there, that none of them even had a second to miss home! They participated in an obstacle course through mud and freezing water, a tractor ride to see the snow on the Drakensberg Mountains, a 5km walk to the bottom of a beautiful waterfall, milking cows, canoeing, and much more.
The girls learnt about mealie farming, kiwi fruit farming and bee pollination and were even able to visit a couple of home industries called Little Tavistock, that makes Teddy Bears, and another that makes jam called Little Kitchen. They were then able to compare these to the commercial farming sector.
Another activity included watching the inspirational story of Nick Vujicic, an Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs. The girls learnt that they are all special, no matter what they look like or are able to do.
In their down time the girls enjoyed star gazing, eating delicious food and braaing marshmallows around the camp fire.
A big thank you to Mrs Sally Perks (Grade 4 Teacher) and Mrs Ruth Armitage (Grade 5 Teacher) for accompanying the girls. It’s great to have you all home.