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New Year 10 camp

The College has launched a camp this year which focuses on helping people in need in our local community.

The new Beacon of Hope five-day camp is part of a suite of offerings for Year 10 students in the College’s global and outdoor Beacon Explorers Program.

Beacon Explorers spans all year levels, and a community service element is already integrated into the Middle and Senior School camps. However, the Beacon of Hope Camp is dedicated solely to service.

The camp ran in term 1 for students from both Pakenham and Berwick campuses and was a great success. The itinerary included – a health and social planning workshop with Cardinia Mayor Jack Kowarzik (Beaconhills College alum), work at Cardinia’s United African Farm to help support the farm’s mission of harvesting healthy and diverse food for the community, a visit to the Officer Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) where they explored the Sikh faith and serving meals to people experiencing food insecurity in our local community.

Head of Experiential Learning, Lachlan Groh said students on the camp experienced a real growth in personal understanding and “the feeling that they can have a positive impact on the world”.