Introduction to orienteering
(Also included as part of Survivor activities)
Learning to properly navigate is an important skill in a survival situation and may even play a role in averting a survival situation. Students learn to use a compass coupled with basic orienteering techniques as well as how to find their bearings bush style. Students will then complete a short course within the grounds of the Australian Workers' Heritage Centre, putting their newly learnt skills into practice.
Before video games, children and adults alike entertained themselves with limited materials and limitless imagination. Learn how to play the fun and exciting games grandpa and grandma may have played as children.
Time: 1 – 1 ½ hours.
Traditional Skills Workshop
Students will gather in the shade to see how important tools and skills were used to achieve the daily requirements to live in a traditional lifestyle. Hunting skills and techniques, fire by friction and making rope are all demonstrated for the students. Time permitting, some students will be selected to participate in each of the demonstrations and report their finding to the class.
Time: 1½ – 2½ hours.
Leadership and team building activities
Students in upper primary school are often expected to take on a leadership role within the school. Furthermore, students will soon be moving on to high school, where they face a range of new challenges, social interactions and responsibilities. Most students need to be explicitly taught good teamwork, communication, and leadership skills. Students also need the opportunity to practice these skills in a supportive, challenging and fun environment. In today’s information society, the ability to communicate and interact well with others is vital.
Students will take part in a variety of leadership and team building activities that will assist them to take on the roles and responsibilities of being in upper primary and lower high school. Public speaking, conflict resolution skills, and debating activities can also be conducted.
This activity is usually scheduled early on in the itinerary and will compliment and scaffold the extensive range of team based activities available on your Wanpa-rda camp. ‘Team Building and Leadership Activities’ consists of several short activities that are specifically designed to give students an opportunity to explore and practice the key factors; Participate, Share, Help, Listen, Respect, Question and Persuade. Students will be working in their tribes to practice effectively leading and working within a team.