During the holidays, a group of 18 Grade 10 learners attended the Outward Bound camp at Elgin. They were divided into two groups, and completed a number of activities on a semi-rotational basis. The activities included a 17.3 km hike, camping, raft building, community work, solitaire, rock climbing and abseiling.
While there was a definite physical dimension linked to many of the activities, skills such as team-work, co-operation, self-reflection and self-belief were engendered. These are lifelong skills that can be incorporated into many facets of “ordinary” life, for instance, problem-solving, conflict-resolution, and holistic leadership.
What follows are a few snapshots representing the kind of activities the participants completed: