The Year 7 Foundation Camp was a great success with three full days of fun activities supplemented by nighttime fun and games, mixed with great food, all interspersed with snatches of sleep. For quite a few students this was their first time away from home for an extended period, which gave many an increased sense of freedom and individuality. Along with this came the assurance that they can function independently which helped many students to gain an improved belief in their self-reliance. Students have found that they were able to complete difficult tasks by working together as a team and overcome fears they had, which in turn gave them a very positive sense of wellbeing. Students also mentioned that they met new friends which was one of the main aims of the camp and they also realised that most other students have similar fears, hopes and dreams as they do. I hope this camp has a lasting impact on students at Kennedy Baptist College, in that they realise they are amazing young people who hold the future in their hands and whose potential is limited only by their fears.
- Mr Alexander King, Head of Year 7