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In Week 4, the Year 4 students and teaching staff ventured to Finniss for a three-day camping experience. For many boys it was their first time sleeping outdoors in tents.

On the first day the boys engaged in orienteering, boomerang painting and humpy building activities as well as setting up their own tents. In the evening they participated in a traditional Welcome to Country ceremony conducted by a Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal elder.

In the weeks leading up to the camp the boys read the story Storm Boy written by Colin Thiele. On the second day, we travelled to Goolwa to board The Spirit of the Coorong that would take us past the Murray Mouth and deep into the Coorong National Park to visit the areas where the iconic film Storm Boy was filmed. This gave the boys the opportunity to further explore some of the issues raised the book. We even saw the boat that was featured in the original movie moored just outside of Goolwa. The boys spent the day walking amongst the dunes and along the beach. They also discovered cultural sites and flora significant to the Ngarrindjeri people, including shell middens, cockling on the beach and exploring original humpies.