Students inspired to conquer their fears

Eidsvold State School students enjoyed their 3-day camp last week.
Eidsvold State School students enjoyed their 3-day camp last week. Preston Parter

IT WASN'T a school camp for the faint-hearted, with students from Eidsvold competing in numerous obstacle-style activities in Toowoomba.

Eidsvold State School students travelled to Emu Gully, where they participated in the Hoop Challenge, the Swinging Log and Escape from Colditz.

Deputy principal Preston Parter said the activities prompted the students to work with one another.

"Instantly our teamwork, communication and perseverance was put to the test,” Mr Parter said.

"Students had to control their fears and support one another in order to complete their mission of scaling a 3m wall.”

The wall challenge proved difficult to succeed on day one, however they were given a second chance.

"Without hesitation, each student leapt straight into action and supported each other by boosting people up, pulling people over and by ensuring no one fell or injured themselves,” Mr Parter said.

On day two students took part in the Siege of Tobruk, the Tunnel Rats of Vietnam, the Bridge over the River Kwai and the Kokoda Track.

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