Student Leadership Programme
Each March WestREAP coordinate and run Leadership Camps for Year 6 to Year 8 students. Follow-up days for the camps are then held between August-October.
In 2017 there will be 4 camps and 3 follow-up days.
Students who participate in these camps achieve personal growth through meeting and overcoming challenges in the outdoor environment and develop teamwork through cooperative group problem-solving exercises.
The outcomes of the camps will be students who can identify and develop leadership attributes and skills and apply them in their school environment. Tutors for the camps are Jane Neale, Leadership Coordinator, Pita McDonald, Qualified Outdoor Education Instructor and Wayne Jones, long-term leadership tutor with WestREAP & CACTUS (Combined Adolescent Challenge Training Unit Support).
2018 Leadership Camp Dates TBC
In Term 1 of the 2017 school year, WestREAP organised and ran four Leadership Camps for students years 6-8.
Schools from Greymouth, Westland and South Westland were involved.
One camp was held at Lake Kaniere and three camps at Lake Mahinapua.
Students were put into unfamiliar and challenging situations where they undertook physical and mental challenges.
Students from different schools were networked together so a new group dynamic was put in place and new leadership challenges would be faced.
Three Leadership Camp Follow Up days were held in October.
These follow-up days allow the children get a chance to showcase what they learned earlier in the year, catch up with new friends they made at camp and enjoy some more fun and challenging team and leadership activities based at Lake Kaniere.
Here are some photo highlights from the camps and the follow-up days