Year 5 students left school last Wednesday for a three day, two night camp in Cheung Chau. There were mixed feelings as we boarded the ferry and set off on our journey, but as the last bag was boarded and the ferry pulled away from the pier, the excitement of what was to come soon set in.
The students spent their days at camp biking, hiking, swimming, shopping, studying temples and learning about the island of Cheung Chau. They were respectful of their environment, including the people who live in Cheung Chau as well as those who were holidaying there. It was pleasing to see the way students conducted themselves and respectfully interacted with peers and adults alike. Teachers were very proud of student behaviour throughout the days at camp.
While on camp, students learned the importance of taking responsibility and becoming independent. Whether it was keeping control of their own belongings, getting ready for the day’s activities or helping with setting or clearing up for meals, all participated with a friendly smile. It was pleasing to see children helping each other as they made new friends in the day adventure groups or their night time dorms.
Thank you to Year 5 teachers, EAs and parent volunteers who gave up their time to support the students throughout this unforgettable experience. We couldn’t have done it without you.