Last weekend, despite the miserable weather, five Treverton Grade 6 teams came together to find out who would be crowned the Challenge Camp Champions of 2023.
The adverse weather conditions meant that many of the Outdoor Obstacle courses and activities were rethought, and new challenges that could be done indoors were set. Students spent time in the Hudson Reed Hall, partaking in three stations that included Rock Climbing, a Mountain Bike assembly, and a Rope Tying challenge. The team broke up for dinner and then partook in problem-solving activities that required quick thinking, group work, and communication—the evening ended with the nail-biting Rugby World Cup Final, where, thankfully, we took the win and celebrated in full spirits with one another.
The following day, after a brief night’s sleep in Campbell House, the students went off again, this time outdoors on an orienteering course. On return, they entered the final challenge of bridge building using popsicle sticks and bamboo skewers.
The Challenge Camp ended after all the scores were tallied, and the position between first and second was closely contested.
The winning team was the Bedford View Primary School team comprising Marilyn Gasparini, Marcio De Oliveira, Faith Weldearegay, Mackenzie Mackay and Gugulam Ndebele.
Followed in second by a mixed school team called the “Green and Gold”; Jabulile Mngadi from Nottingham Road Primary, Hadassah Rogers and Sarah Sykes from Treverton Prep and Avele Ndlovu from Montrose Primary School,
In third place Team Clutch from Treverton Prep – Holly Roos, Lolly Foxton, Edward Wenyika, Reneilwe Mbatha and Julia Parsons.