Two weeks, two thousand plus kilometres, the impacts of fires and floods felt in every place we visited….whew! What an iconic experience. Here are a few of our iconic camp experiences:
- Climb a sacred mountain (a hard 6 hour walk but sometimes pain really is gain)
- Get dumped in surf
- Be enthralled by wildlife (seals, kites, emus, an echidna)
- Walk in an ancient Gondwanaland rainforest
- Camp at a waterhole and explore the creek
- Cross the Great Dividing Range (or is that the Great Connecting Range?)
- Swim in the Mighty Murrumbidgee (and the Murray)
- Picnic in the shade of old fella River Gums
- Learn about the 60,000 plus oldest surviving and thriving culture at the unique World Heritage Lake Mungo
- Change plans and change plans again!
We cleaned up after ourselves (recognised how much better we need to do this on a planetary scale), we never said no to a swim in a river (or to fruit) and we had each others’ backs, again and again, adjusting so that we got the team through whatever the weather.
This camp is normally done in Class 7-8 but this group of students, due to COVID-19 restrictions, have had to bide their time. And that too is part of the learning.
Originally a high school teacher in the public system, Lynn has also taught at TAFE and in community settings. In the Steiner context, she has previously been a kindergarten and primary school teacher. In addition to her roles as Chair and Principal, Lynn is High School Co-Ordinator, teaches Geography and History, and co-ordinates the Outdoor Education Programme. Lynn has a B. Arts (UWA) and a Dip. Ed. (WA Secondary Teachers College).