06 Apr

Recently the School and House Captains of St Peter’s Woodlands had the wonderful opportunity of embarking on a two-day leadership camp led by Westminster School.

On Monday March 29, eight of our captains took part in the camp, as well as four students from Annesley College and two students from Westminster School. The Leadership Camp was situated at Point Sturt near Lake Alexandrina.

A Leadership Development Opportunity

Over the two days, all students were involved in goal setting and team building activities, kayaking and sailing. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience, with sailing being a highlight of the camp.

The Leadership Camp was an excellent opportunity for our captains to meet and collaborate with other students and develop some great new leadership skills.

Day One consisted of team-building and get to know you activities, as well as an introduction to sailing and kayaking.The SPW students showed great initiative and communication skills, helping others when out on the water and demonstrating resilience when things didn’t go their way. After a huge day on the water, a delicious barbeque dinner and cheesecake for dessert, the students were well fed and excited for Day Two.

“I learnt a lot about how to be a good communicator, I also loved the sailing it was so fun!” Isla, Light Captain

Day Two started with an epic sunrise and breakfast before heading down to the lake again for another two sessions of sailing and kayaking. Again, the SPW students impressed with their knowledge of navigating the water and working as a team to build each other up.

After two awesome water sessions (including swimming and jumping off the sailing boats!) it was time to head back to base camp and head on home!

“I made great friends with students from the other schools. I loved connecting with new people.” Sebi, School Captain

“Camp was a great learning experience, the kayaking was really fun!” Reesey, Eyre Captain

The SPW students developed friendships with the students from Annesley and Westminster, it was wonderful to hear their excited voices and stories all the way home on the bus. We would like to thank the team at Westminster School for facilitating the Student Leadership Camp and inviting our student leaders to participate.

An amazing two-days away, learning new skills and connecting with others outside of SPW, definitely a camp to remember!

Thank you Maddie Shields, SPW Teacher, for sharing this story.