Wet, windy weather doesn't stop students enjoying outdoor camp

CAMP: The Lions Club said it is constantly looking for opportunities to work with schools, sporting club, and other groups.
CAMP: The Lions Club said it is constantly looking for opportunities to work with schools, sporting club, and other groups.

After a wet and windy weekend of surfing at Middleton, the Victor Harbor and Port Elliot Lions Club came to the rescue to feed some tired and hungry students.

A total of 25 students from Para Hills High School undertook surfing lessons as part of their Stage 1 SACE Outdoor Education program, while the Lions Club cooked a delicious barbecue.

The Lions Club said it is constantly looking for opportunities to work with schools, sporting club, and other groups to improve the wellbeing, mental health and general education of students.

In the past, the club has supported Victor Harbor Primary School's chaplaincy, STEM Expo and its Sensory Swing - Lions Awards are also presented at all primary and secondary schools in the district.

Para Hills High School's Health and PE teacher Carly Dunn said during the camp, students were able to take part in coastal walks, surfing and mountain biking.

"Prior to camp, students had to plan the equipment, meals and their walking routes that were to be utilized as part of their assessment," she said.

"Students had the opportunity to step outside their comfort zones and build skills in mountain biking and surfing.

"Most of my students had a lot of fear entering this camp, as it was a new location and new sports they had never tried."

Ms Dunn said the students' resilience and determination allowed them to conquer their fears and build many important character traits.

"The resilience and determination of the group was outstanding, and the sense of achievement when they accomplished and overcame their fears could be felt for miles," she said.

"As I have read their reflections, they are very moving, as they speak of how they have grown, developed and can use these new skills in other areas of their lives."

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