Motatapu Outdoor Education Camp is located on the northern shore of Motatapu Island in it's own private bay. With beautiful sunshine and scenery we were in for a treat! Past the discovery of new bruises days after camp, clothes that were stained with lovely pigmented mud and achy tired bodies, I can safely say this camp will be a highlight of the year for all of us; it definitely was for me!
It's a hard task to try and sum up such an action packed weekend as we did some incredible yet testing activities that really helped us cement our portfolios into dynamic and well-rounded teams. We were pushed in challenging environments, doing things from team building puzzles and obstacle courses, to stand up paddle boarding and rowing in a waka ama.
To top it off, all of the prefects learnt the traditional Maori haka which we were able to perform at the Birkenhead Wharf in front of our parents. It was in that moment I realized the strength our Leadership team has when we work together. I have great faith in what we can achieve over the year to come.
To all the teachers and staff that came, we would just like to say a huge thank you for being there and supporting us with incredible amounts of energy and enthusiasm. As well as sending us to dive into mudholes at any given moment out on the Survivor Course.
It was great to see our Leadership team tackling every challenge that approached them with a huge smile from ear to ear. Prefect Camp was the best possible way to kick start the school year and I would do it all again if I could!
Head Girl 2017