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Leadership Camp 2013


On Monday 11 November, students from 6 small schools around the district boarded a bright yellow bus and embarked on an epic adventure to Lake Tinaroo Active Recreation Centre.  33 students from Osborne State School, Maidavale State School, Gumlu State School, Jarvisfield State School, Kalamia State School and Millaroo State School gathered together for their annual Leadership Development camp.  The students participated in a variety of team building activities including raft building, team games, canoeing and high ropes challenge.  Canoeing proved to be a favourite among the students with many professing that it was their favourite activity at camp.  Busy days were followed by busy nights as the group participated in a games night, trivia night, movie night and even a slime night where the teachers tested the students’ determination, challenging them to slime relays, baby food eating competitions and even bobbing for marshmallows in giant dishes of baked beans! 

On Thursday, the group packed up for a tour of the Tablelands.  They visited the Herberton Historic Village where we visited an old style classroom complete with ink wells, desks with forms and even the dreaded cane! They students also got to try their hand at blacksmithing as some lucky students became forge assistants during a blacksmithing demonstration.  The group then visited Malanda Falls for a quick lunch stop then moved onto Gallo’s Dairyland where they were able to try various chocolates and cheeses and observe the dairy cows being milked.  Finally they visited the Crystal Caves where they saw the world’s largest geode and got to crack a geode themselves, the amazing rock contained amethyst crystals and small amount of water which had not seen the light of day for 40 million years.  Sadly, on Friday it was time to pack up and come home.  The group said goodbye to the staff at Lake Tinaroo and embarked on the long journey home – they can’t wait to go on camp again in 2014!