Last week students from local small schools made Bournda National Park their base for the annual Peer Support Camp. The camp has been run every year since 1990 and provides the Year 6 students with a great opportunity to celebrate the end of primary school.
The camp was organised by Tanja PS Principal Lee-Ann Thompson, with support from Bournda EEC and Bega High School, with catering provided by Tanja PS P&C. Students and staff from Tanja, Bemboka, Wolumla, Candelo and Wyndham Public Schools attended.
The camp is just one of many transition activities supported by Bega High and Mark Freedman, Head Teacher- Student Welfare, put together a crack team of Year 9 mentors to support the students and to help them think about their start to life at high school.
Activities included kayaking, bushcraft survival, bike riding, raft building, surfboat (on the lake), challenge games, Indigenous activities and a beach carnival. Night-time nature walks and prawning were very popular with the students. Students also came up with their own entertainment with some talented shadow puppets on display at night.
The students loved the opportunity to go sailing with volunteers from the Wallagoot Lake Boat Club and everyone is very grateful to the sailors for their generous contribution to a great camp!