Year 6’s Unforgettable Attunga Camp

At the beginning of the month, Year 6 students went on an Outdoor Education Camp to Attunga at Canyonleigh, in the Southern Highlands.

“Attunga” is an Aboriginal word that means ‘High Place’, which so aptly describes Attunga’s location, situated on the edge of an escarpment high above the Wingecarribee and Wollondilly rivers, near the summit of Mt Penang in the Bangadilly National Park.

The purpose of the two-night camp was to provide our Year 6 students with an opportunity to experience outdoor education with others in their year and introduce them to the School’s Outdoor Education Program that occurs in Years 7 to 9. They enjoyed a range of activities, including pool activities, canoeing, team activities, bushwalking, mountain biking and power fan.

“The activity everyone was looking forward to was the power fan, a big 13-metre pole that we had to climb up (with a harness) and jump off. Another activity that we did was Mountain biking. The students who were up for the challenge immensely enjoyed the rocky tracks, bumpy paths and steep hills. It was a relief to get some delicious morning tea afterwards! 

“Overall, the camp was an incredible experience. Everyone made connections with people they didn’t know very well and the instructors were very nice. We played games, did fun activities and ate delicious food,” shared one of the students.

Special thanks to all IGS educators involved for making this camp an unforgettable experience that imparted valuable lessons to our Year 6 students.

View pictures below.