Big Day Out Brings PMC Together at Kooringal
Last week, Kooringal staff were delighted to welcome back the Preparatory School Peter Moyes Centre (PMC) for their annual camp and to host a new event. PMC boys in Years 4 to 6 spent two nights at the School’s outdoor education centre with younger boys and their parents joining them on Friday for the PMC Big Day Out.
Prep PMC teacher Lucy Myles said after five years at Point Peron, in Rockingham, the centre had moved the camp back to its original location at Kooringal. The relocation to the School’s outdoor education centre had also presented an opportunity for Mrs Myles to introduce the PMC Big Day Out. “Each year, it is been an overnight camp for the boys in Years 4, 5 and 6. Introducing the Big Day Out gave us a chance to include our younger PMC boys and their parents for the day.”
Activities for the older boys included feeding calves and hanging out on tractors at McLarty’s Farm followed by an open-air barbecue lunch. After a quiet afternoon, Ms Karen Blair and Mrs Adele Swan from the Prep School Art Department arrived to do pottery and painting with the boys based on owls found in the Kooringal area. A roast chicken dinner was followed by the biggest bonfire ever – the boys’ favourite thing about camp – with marshmallows toasted on a smaller fire inside.
On Friday, 19 children, 18 staff members and 20 parents joined the overnight campers for the Big Day Out. Together, the group explored Scarp Pool, took part in a treasure hunt and enjoyed lunch, all in the stunning autumn weather.
Mrs Myles thanked Kooringal staff for their catering and organisation as well as Head of PMC (Prep School) Wayne Revitt and the education assistants for their never-ending enthusiasm and support. “We are all looking forward to PMC Camp 2012!”