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Mr Mani’s first camp with New Windsor School

Kia ora e te whanau,

Last week (Week 6) was New Windsor School’s year 6 camp at Chosen Valley. It was an hour away from our school which wasn’t too bad! The start of the journey was a bit slow but once we were on the motorway, we were off!


We were super lucky to have great weather during our camp. However, the grounds were still quite muddy and the evenings were pretty cold! Lucky I had a very warm sleeping bag that my brother-in-law lent me. That saved me from freezing throughout the night.


On the first day, I was assigned to kayaking with a parent who was brave enough to be in the water. I had to congratulate the first group of the day as the water was like ice! 99% of the students that were kayaking jumped in the water so I was impressed with their bravery.


The second day I had the pleasure of propelling the children down a massive water slide that ended up in the lake. Again I was impressed by the year 6’s bravery as it was even colder on this day! Luckily there were no injuries as I was trying very hard to make them go skimming across the lake!


Overall, it was an unforgettable experience that will forever be embedded in my memory.  It was safe to say that most of us went straight to bed when we got home as our bodies were put to the test like never before