Year 5 Camp
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On Wednesday 24 October the Year 5 students, teachers and some parent volunteers left Discovery College for three days of camp in Cheung Chau. When we left there were mixed feelings of excitement, some anxiety, a bit of nervousness but everyone had great anticipation. The return trip on Friday saw very satisfying feelings of happiness, pride, exhaustion and achievement!
Our students spent their days busy walking, biking, hiking, swimming, shopping, studying temples and learning about the island of Cheung Chau. They were respectful of the environment and the people who lived or were holidaying there.
The teachers were very proud of students throughout the days at camp as everyone grew in independence, responsibility and commitment. Whether making sure their rooms were tidy by keeping control of their own belongings, getting ready for the day’s activities, even helping with setting or clearing up for meals, everyone participated with a friendly smile. It was very encouraging to see students work collaboratively and cooperatively by helping each other. Everyone made new friends in the day adventure groups and their night-time dorms.
We’re sure your child has already shared their camping experience with you and trust that you will continue to build on their newfound independence and responsibility at home. It will be important to be prepared, as there are many more camping experiences to look forward to in the coming years.
A huge thank you to the DC staff who attended, the educational assistants who helped prepare for the camp and the wonderful parent volunteers who gave up their time to make sure that this year’s Cheung Chau camp experience was so positive and rewarding. You can see what happened first-hand or relive some of our adventures by viewing our photo collection here.