Senior School Blog

‘Moments in Time’

Below are some descriptive ‘Moments in Time’ from camp.



In The Forest

I had butterflies in my stomach and I was in the middle of

The forest with nobody but my group and we were searching and searching for one more before time was up. The trees were rocking in the wind and the birds were chirping loudly . So far we had a really good score and we were getting closer and closer to the end. Suddenly we came to a clearing and we could see our mark and the end! I looked at my watch we only have one minute until time was up. We started sprinting as fast as we could all the way down Phillips Lane, there was sweat trickling down my forehead and I felt like I was about to collapse.

-Finn Bradshaw –Waugh




SPLASH! I hit Rosie. Ow! She cried out in pain. It all happened so fast. I swam blindly to the edge of the pool. Right now I could blow my socks off. But I kept calm. I heard a sniffle. Grace was crying! I couldn’t believe it, she was the one who caused all this. Rosie said her hip was hurting and it was red. We went to the hot pool to relax. I was still fuming. The smell and taste of chlorine remained with me. I wonder if Grace and I will ever be friends again?

Holly Whitaker


The Marker

Adrenaline coursed through me, I paused, waited then GO!, Ben, Kai and I took off sprinting. We ran North, our hearts racing. I leapt over a log, stumbled on a rock and grabbed a tree for support. Ben grabbed the map and pointed straight ahead. “that’s where the marker should be!” he exclaimed. ”YES’ I thought. Go Orienteering! We ran for what seemed like ages and our legs felt like blocks of wood, stiff, sore and heavy. Then finally Ben said the marker should be right here...

-       Henry King

A Moment In time

We just found a high point marker. There was a monstrous mud puddle in front. We were all excited. Then Janine, the dog we found, hit the mud like a tonne of bricks. All you could hear was us laughing. She came out and jumped on my leg. The smell of mud shot up my nose like a rocket. But before you knew it she was straight back in there like a pig. When she came out for good I felt her little body. You could feel her small heart going into overload. Her tiny white body had turned brown like mud. That put a smile on my face.

by George

Final Sprint

I was breathing in and out rapidly as we ran down the track. We were making good progress and we were almost there. We could see them now and we were almost sprinting. We caught up with the other team and soon left them behind us and kept running. We had developed 240 points in the set time, the joy built up inside of me for the final sprint. My legs were going so fast I couldn’t help it. “Keep going guys,” I puffed out. Snap, snap went the twigs from another tribe who were doing the bivouacs nearby.



As i grasped the last hold i flung myself up. A sudden relief rushed down my spine. i rang the bell and yelled out ‘Chocolate Champ!’ I heard the voices from the rest of my team ‘well done’ ‘congrats’. i felt a smile spread across my face. as i sat wondering what would happen if i fell? i was slowly lowered to the ground. when i looked up i couldn’t believe that a minute ago i had been all the way at the top!


-Sophie Williamson


Adrenaline rushed down my spine. My hands quivered as I heard footsteps in the bush. I gazed at my surroundings as we trudged through the leaves on the forest floor. My butterflies fluttered away into the breeze as the trail became visible. A marker was in sight as the trail dragged on. A wave of silence hovers above in the canopy, in the forest of orienteering.

- Lucy Murray