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Year 4 Camp 2017

Mrs Melanie Crase —

Bubbling with excitement, Y4 boarded a bus last Thursday for their long-awaited overnight camp. 

First stop was Lyttelton Harbour where we set off on a Quail Island adventure. After a morning tea consisting of delicious home baking, we set off for a vigorous walk around the island, then finished off with lunch and a play on the beach before departing back to the mainland.

We then headed to our campsite at the old Halkett School grounds and set up our tents for the night. Everyone enjoyed playing ‘All-in Tag’ on the huge field followed by an impromptu ‘PJ Party’ that involved playing outdoor games (including cricket and rugby) in PJs! After a scrumptious BBQ dinner, we toasted marshmallows and sang campfire songs. Completely exhausted, it did not take long for everyone to fall asleep. 

On Friday, we woke bright and early and had the camp packed up by 7.30am! Following several rounds of tug-of-war, we set off to Orana Park where we were delighted to be the first members of the public to see the orangutans that had just arrived from Auckland that morning. It was a fantastic two days and everyone can’t wait to go on camp again in Y5!

Some comments from some of our Y4 pupils:

'I liked going to Quail Island and looking for everything in the booklet.' (Albertine)

'I loved marching around camp in our PJs and shouting out 'PJ Party!' (Kiri)

'I liked playing 'All-in Tag' because it was fun spending time all together.' (Millie)

'I liked going to Quail Island because I enjoyed keeping up with Steve's group and playing around in the long grass.' (Daniel)

'I liked EVERYTHING ... except getting only three hours sleep at night.' (Sergey)

'I liked the food because it was yummy.' (Zach)