The 2016 Pro Ed camp was a resounding success. The learners are to be commended for their attendance, perseverance and enthusiasm. Being in a different environment away from their usual comforts of home and the boundaries of school, allowed the learners to engage on a different platform. It also encouraged them to be flexible, persevere and most importantly, develop their interdependent skills. We have seen some otherwise quiet learners taking natural leadership roles.
Others felt rejuvenated and free, discovering a whole new world of possibilities within themselves and wanting to stay longer! We have seen a growth in some learners who, while needing much support on previous camps, becoming independent and self-sufficient. Others felt a sense of freedom, coming into their own and developing a sense of confidence in their own abilities.
This is what makes camping worthwhile and rewarding for the teachers, and affirms our reason for undertaking this mammoth task each year!