Burnet Orientation Camp
The annual Burnet pilgrimage to Camp Wilkin at Anglesea set off this year on the 27th of February with over 100 students and teachers packed for three days of sun, surf and adventure.
Our Year 7 & 8 students were divided into five marine themed activity groups and took part in canoeing, high ropes, rock climbing, surfing and mountain biking accompanied by our Year 10 leaders and a selection of the college’s most fearless, adrenaline-craving teachers.
The activities were ‘challenge by choice’ and it was fantastic seeing so many students stepping outside of their comfort zone and pushing their personal limits by getting active and trying their hand at new experiences. Many got to hang ten for the first time at Urquharts Bluff, navigate the Anglesea River by boat or conquer their fear of heights. Even more impressive were hearing students already looking forward to challenging themselves further when they return next year.
Our night time activities involved a scenic walk at sunset led by Ms Woolford that took us along Anglesea Beach beside the sandstone cliffs that shape the Great Ocean Road and back through the Queenscliff Coastal Reserve that looks out across the Bass Strait. Our second night provided a challenge for our Year 10 leaders who were left in charge of entertaining the Year 7 & 8 campers. They led a range of initiative activities before finishing with a trivia night where students across year levels worked together and formed new relationships.
The Burnet team would like to thank all Year 7 & 8 students who attended for the manner in which they conducted themselves during our stay in Anglesea, the Year 10 leaders who did a fantastic job assisting students and staff, and the staff below who assisted in making the Orientation Camp a success.
Ms Scott, Ms Woolford, Ms Trinh, Mr Soligo, Mr D Smith, Mr A Smith, Mr D’Aprano, Mr Peterson, Mr Sirilas & Mr Elliot.
Donna Duke, Erica Trahar and Matt Roberts