The Year Six students have been having an amazing time on the 2016 Eastern States Trip.
Principal Mr Rod McNeill is also on the trip, and recently shared the following on the trip blog: Because we are not just any school, we’ve been having talks with the kids in the evening. The first night I spoke about a scripture that says: “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became an adult, I set aside my childish ways.” 1 Corinthians 13:11. It was a great chance for the students to realise that it isn’t time that makes an adult, it’s good decisions; being considerate, taking responsibility and seeing beyond the immediate. They really warmed to this discussion in the context of this being a watershed time for them.
Last night Mr B spoke about forgiveness and the three ‘R’s’ of being sorry; Regret, Responsibility and Remedy. I also gave them homework for today; “AWW Mr McNeill!!”. It was to show a random act of kindness for someone who they don’t normally hang out with. They went for that.
Here are some stories they shared this evening after dinner:
“One of the boys offered to carry my toboggan up the big slope for me!”
“When I misplaced my iPod, one of my friends comforted me until I found it.”
“I was stuck in the snow, and someone took the time to help me to get my foot out.”
“Teachers undertook a full scale mission to rescue one of the girls boots, which had become seriously lodged in a hole in the snow.”
“A friend saved a spot for me on the bus, because they know I get motion sickness.”
“Someone was having trouble getting their snow gear on. A classmate stayed back, helped them and then they caught up with the group together.”
Follow their journey on the 2016 Eastern States Trip website. https://easternstatestrip2016.wordpress.com