At 4.30pm on Friday 16th January, 42 eager and excited junior boarders departed the Marlborough campus prepared for what was to be a brilliant weekend away in Kota Tingii. Upon arrival at the Kulum Eco Trail site the boarders met their activity coordinators, were swiftly organized into their dorms for the weekend and sent out to play on the plush, riverside field. They got stuck in straightaway playing touch rugby, cricket and one of the weekend’s favorites, Frisbee. Fully exhausted from the journey and the sports, everyone settled down to watch a film.
Saturday arrived and the boarders were once again eager to get stuck in. The coordinators organized a variety of team-building activities encouraging the boys and girls to work together to achieve a goal. Some of the highlights were an obstacle course, the leaky pipe (which required getting soaking wet), pass the Ninja, and building bridges to cross a pool; the last activity being the most challenging! After a superb day, we were treated to an outstanding fire show and party. The boarders, placed around a campfire, learnt how to bamboo dance, took part in the limbo and watched the camp leaders blow and eat fire. They all went to bed shattered yet exhilarated.
Our final day meant a 5am wake up call in order to trek up Banana Hill to watch the sunrise. Boy was it worth it! Trekking through plantations was the perfect way to end a fun-fuelled active weekend! Based on the trip’s success, there is sure to be another one soon. Thank you Mrs. Hobby and Mr. Gough for organising it.