In Year 6 we are passionate about developing a growth mindset. We are beginning to understand that a struggle can be a time when our mind is challenged and therefore our brain has the opportunity to grow. There was plenty of challenge to be had at our recent Buranga Camp. Some students have described their struggles below and this is followed by a summary of the camp experience by Lachlan Klein.
One thing that was hard about Buranga was the time limit because in the English group we had to write a 20-page online magazine which was quite a challenge because we had this big project and only a few hours to complete it.
Something that was also pretty challenging was that we had to choose a topic that wasn’t like other magazines like Total Girl, Girlfriend or K-Zone. Choosing was quite hard because you needed an interesting topic that wasn’t just hair and make-up or video gaming but something that could actually add to the world and that kids could think deeply about.
A struggle that I had at Buranga Camp was trying not to put myself down by saying other people’s pieces were better than mine. In the end I realised that every piece is unique and perfect even if it’s different.
I struggled with the colour contrasting on my first art piece. But my art teachers helped me and my piece turned out looking great! It was a great experience and I absolutely had an awesome time!
I felt privileged to be picked for this camp representing GCC in science. First up we signed in and put our bags away. Then at 9:45am we had a core group session to get to know new people from schools all over the Sunshine Coast. After morning tea in our science group we tested and found out the PH of substances in a solution of 10ml of water. We tested Domestos, washing detergent, shampoo, Dove soap, normal soap, lemon juice, Coke, milk, vinegar and tap water. For our third group session we made sherbert. It was really good! At the end of the day we were able to get together with friends or go on a bush walk.
In the evening there was a trivia competition. There were five questions on each of our specialist topics. We beat all the other Sunshine Coast schools and received a mini trophy to take back to school! After a devotion we went to bed.
The next day we prepared our presentations and showcase pieces. It was such a great experience.