HUME WEEK 4 TERM 4 2022
Hello everyone! What a week we had!
We started this week on Wednesday the 26th of October. Joining the crew down at the station, we headed to Roxburgh recreation centre. We utilise these spaces due to their locality and accessibility for our students to continue after the program. We focused in this session on positive interactions and growth mindsets. These concepts help to improve our self-esteem and communication skills, and in turn are vital for our awaited Hike Camp. To add some physical activity to our day we headed to Broadmeadows leisure centre. These gym sessions aid in finding healthy and accessible hobbies or activities for young people to access locally.
On Thursday we collected back at the station but for a very different kind of day… CAMP! Yes only week 2 of the program and we already introduced an overnight stay! The students, though nervous, came along prepared and ready for the trip ahead and were all extremely efficient in packing up the bus in preparation to head off to Shoreham. When we arrived everyone spread their legs exploring the space briefly before heading off for our first hike.
This trek was beautiful, and allowed us to appreciate the beauty around us while we walked to the beach. Our first day's walk totalled at 5km and allowed for us to have a few leaders take position during our walk. During this trip we also introduced a mindfulness session, where using a controlled breathing style, we allow ourselves to calmly focus on our senses. This can be a very therapeutic activity, and allows us to relax in a safe environment to self-reflect. After an hour or so’s relaxation to unwind from the hike and setting up our tents for the night the crew was keen on coming together to cook, helping one another and making sure it was perfect before plating. Once dinner was well and truly finished we all enjoyed some dessert by the campfire, which allowed us to wind down for the night before getting to bed.
Friday was an interesting one. It took some time for the whole team to come together the next morning, however everyone made it to breakfast and packed up on time. We then took a scenic walk through the bushland around our camp, and down to the beach, holding another quick mindfulness session in between our stroll. After the final hike we quickly changed and began some of our journal work to help reflect on our camp in our own words. Using these written times to reflect can help young people to visualise their personal goals, struggles and achievements throughout the program and help their personal development. Once completed we headed off to see a few sites before heading back to Collingwood, unpacking the bus before we had dropped them off for the week.
Everyone did amazingly on this trip and should be proud of what they accomplished on camp!
!NOW FOR OUR STUDENT WEEKLY REVIEW, FEATURING CHARLY!
DO YOU THINK WE PREPARED YOU WELL FOR THIS CAMP? WHAT WOULD YOU ADD TO THE CAMP?
“Yes, but I would have phones, for in times of need. Ride bikes/bike trips in the camp”
WHAT WAS A CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THIS?
“Putting the tents up and down. Positive mindset, if i do this, I’ll be done sooner”
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE/MEMORABLE MOMENT OF THIS WEEK?
“Swimming in the ocean”
WHAT WAS A MINDSET CHANGE YOU WANT TO WORK ON FOR THE FUTURE?
“To stop giving up and preserve”
WE WORKED ON MINDSET THIS WEEK FOR CAMP, WHAT DID YOU TAKE OUT OF THESE MOMENTS BY THE BEACHES AND DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD DO IT MORE?
“Do it more, i got a lot of personal reflection/growth”