The Year 8 retreat was a great time for us (the leaders) of our school to develop our leadership skills. We went to the St Francis Retreat Centre in Hillsborough which is a tradition at our school for the year 8’s to go. The highlight of our retreat was the Candle Lighting Ceremony, we all had to light one candle each to which to me symbolised that we were in the presence of Jesus our teacher. All the tasks and activities was with teamwork, leadership and following instructions. All our meals were delicious especially dinner. For dinner we had lasagne,potatoes and salad and for dessert we had warm chocolate pudding with ice cream.
One of my other favourite activities was the Noah’s Ark activity which involved teamwork. I teamed up with Pate and formed an ark and we had to place 2 big stones on the ark. The goal was to see how long our ark would float, the aim was to make it float for at least 3-5 mins. Our ark just lasted for 10-15 seconds.
This retreat was a great experience for us Year 8’s.