On Wednesday 16th March, Year 10 packed their belongings and left QACI for Maroochydore, to spend 3 days on their highly anticipated camp. Although it was delayed due to the impact of COVID-19, it was still such a valuable experience for the all of us to form new relationships with fellow peers, whilst taking part in many fun team-building activities.
On the way to the Maroochydore Camp Centre, we all stopped at the local beach and park for a morning-tea break, where we got the opportunity to wet our toes or feel the grass beneath us, both appealing choices after the long bus ride. Our leisure break was soon over before we knew it, and we were on our way to camp, where the fun could finally begin!
Over the course of three days, there were many fun, engaging and meaningful activities for us all to take part in, however, there were a few moments that really stood out from the rest. I'm sure everyone would agree that the most memorable of these was the Talentfest. It certainly stood up to its name with the abundance of talent on display from both students and staff, including dancing, magic acts, singing, and let's not forget the break-dancing!
Another note-worthy event that we took part in was dragon boating, where we learnt the basics of this unique sport. With our new-found skills, we then split into House groups to battle it out on the water, in a series of races against each other. Èveiller's Dragon Boat (B.A.B) was victorious amongst the House groups, but ultimately the teachers and Year 11's came away with the big win on the day. The House spirit on display was incredible to witness and be a part of.
We are so grateful to have been given the opportunity to attend such an amazing camp, that has really set the tone for our QACI experience. I can only imagine how much time and effort the staff had put into the planning and the finer details, and for that we all thank them.
I'm sure we will all still be talking about this camp for years to come, and we are so lucky to all be a part of the QACI flock.
Article written by Lucie Duffield, Year 10.