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Stradbroke Island Year 5 Camp

Sun, Sand and Surf!
Waking up to the sounds of waves crashing onto the beach is something we all enjoy doing and the Year 5 students certainly got to experience this on their recent camp at Stradbroke Island. 
Stradbroke Island offered many wonderful and educational activities for the students and they had a fantastic time during their three-day camp.  Travelling on the ferry on the way over was the first of many highlights for the students.
A major part of the camp is the “Surf Awareness Clinic” conducted by the surf lifesavers at Main Beach.  The students learnt how to read the surf conditions, what to do if they get caught in a rip and how to use the paddle boards.  Their fitness was tested during the many heats of the beach run and swimming in the surf.
A favourite spot was Brown Lake, a beautiful, freshwater, tranquil lake in the middle of  Stradbroke Island.  It is called Brown Lake because of all the tannin from the tea tree leaves that leach into the lake and change its colour.
Students also got the chance to swim at Amity Point, and search for animals at low tide both on the beach and on a sand flat.  Many thanks to the teachers and parent volunteers who helped supervise on the camp.