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Kids enjoy action aplenty at camp

By Laura Briggs

Tatura Primary School’s students have climbed to new heights at a Years 3/4 camp.

About 65 students embarked on a journey to Candlebark Farm last week where they took part in a three-day adventure.

Years 3/4 teacher Nicole Evans said each day was loaded with activities and fun for the students. She said students spent their first day seeing and learning about many different Australian animals at Healesville Sanctuary before returning to camp for a boundary walk and a photo scavenger hunt with a games night to top it off.

Ms Evans said day two saw students rotating between a range of activities including canoeing, camp-fire cooking, a low ropes course and a flying fox.

She said although the weather did not hold up, the students were still able to make the most of their final day of camp.

‘‘On our last day we had some inside games due to wet weather overnight, as well as orienteering and indoor rock climbing.’’

Ms Evans said the camp was an exciting time for the students and she was pleased to see them getting along and enjoying themselves.

‘‘We were very impressed with the behaviour of all of the kids and how encouraging and supportive they were to others who may have been nervous about an activity.’’

Ms Evans said she was thankful to the parents and staff who attended and made the camp possible.