In the Eastern Cape, we are fortunate to have access to beautiful landscape with as little as 30 minutes drive from Grahamstown.
Despite the challenging year it has been, the Grade 11s were fortunate to be able to visit Quest Africa situated in the scenic Woody Cape area. Boys performed a range of activities to be both challenging and intellectually stimulating. The thinking tasks encouraged boys to assess a situation and brainstorm practical and effective outcomes.
Boys learned how to make a mechanical winch, change a tyre in under two minutes, construct a make-shift stretcher and challenge their strategic thinking in rock climbing. An early morning dune hike pushed their perseverance and made it all worth the walk to see the ocean view. The boys also had the opportunity to handle a shot gun and pistol while shooting clay pigeons and gongs.
Those who wanted to volunteer could assist with making a potjie during their stay at Buschcamp, their cooking skills did not disappoint. We are grateful to have this opportunity on our doorstep and to have an element of Outdoor Education to make for a more balanced life at school.
Although some houses were not able to compete to full capacity, it was great to see all boys arrive with enthusiasm