Engaging in a range of problems-solving activities, students explore: the ways in which they interact with those around them, how others perceive them and how to take the opportunity to practise leading self with this knowledge.
Adapting the 6 hats of lateral thinking from Edward de Bono, the students will go through a process of identifying each of the 6 thinking hats and what each hat’s purpose is and acknowledging that we all think and perceive situations differently. The awareness of self that is developed through this activity provides an opportunity for students to explore their thinking processes and how to think about situations in a different manner. Students are encouraged to take away awareness of self, greater awareness of others and adaptable reflection process. Based on the individual’s understanding of self, thinking ethically and considering others, students hone their skills of critical thinking, in-turn encouraging sustainable relationships.
Adventure Alternatives has mapped the Subjects, Strands and Content Descriptions as outlined in the National Curriculum as they apply to the theme, aims and activities for our Year 11 Camp Program. How these relate on the ground is provided in our Elaboration in our Staff Manual and the delivery of briefing and debriefing of activities by our instructors.
A detailed outline of what these are is provided in your camp proposal. Our elaborations are supplied as part of our booking process.
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“Informative, relaxed vibe where students were able to enjoy their camp experience. They genuinely had a experience where they were able to grow, develop leadership, build resilience and work as a team. Our instructor was able to build relationships with our students very quickly and allow them the autonomy to complete the camp. She was caring of those who struggled and also challenged stronger students to be their best. She set expectations of students in a way which allowed them to be young adults and ‘fall over’ / make mistakes to learn. Our students loved and respected her! Well done overall! Camping, food etc were great.”
St Columban's College
“Our Instructor built great rapport with his group and had learned how each of them worked in part of a group. The activities were matched well to the ages of the boys and the meals were enjoyable- some of the best camp food I have ever had.”
Arran Montgomery, Teacher
Moreton Bay Boys College
“Our instructor was incredibly inspiring and positive. She was professional and supportive and treated the students with compassion and kindness. 10 out of 10 all round. Absolute legend. A wonderful teacher’s companion on a potentially challenging trip.”
Juan Bessinger, Teacher
St Columban's College