Lake Mountain Year 11 outdoor education

Recently, the Year 11 Outdoor Education students were lucky enough to spend 3 days at Lake Mountain. Starting our camp we gathered for a ranger talk highlighting the impact of fire on alpine environments and the methods native plants have in regenerating. This provided a key opportunity to see all we had learned in class in real situations.

Our second day was spent tearing up the slopes as we were all given the opportunity to ski, snowboard, toboggan and play in the limited snow on offer. This was easily the highlight of camp as many of us were pushed out of our comfort zones and urged to try something new. Finishing the day we were treated to dinner out at a local inn where we reflected on our highlights and goals going forward. The final day provided us with some beautiful views as we ventured to Maroondah Dam for a short walk before returning to school. This camp was a great opportunity to relate and reflect on everything we had learned all year and allowed us to deepen our understanding. I loved being able to get to know new people and form friendships over some fierce games of cards each night.

By Bridget Lloyd Year 11

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