Outdoor Ed – Muir 2021

Muir is an Outdoor Ed elective that I chose in 2021 which includes:

  • snorkelling
  • archery
  • orienteering

Snorkelling

Snorkelling in Rottnest

Snorkelling is one of the activities that we did in Muir.

It includes snorkelling in the ASC pool, Coogee Omeo Ship Wreck, and Rottnest.

Omeo Shipwreck Dive Trail, Coogee Beach - Buggybuddys guide to Perth
Omeo Shipwreck

Organisation

While snorkelling in muir I believe I was organised. I was organised by having all my stuff ready for snorkelling like having a towel, fins and snorkel etc. Being organised helped me go through out the day nicely and smoothly.

Effective communication

During snorkelling we had to use effective communication because communication is key to keeping safe and keeping others safe etc. Ways myself and others effectively communicated was using the hand signs e.g. are you ok?

Archery

Problem Solving

Problem solving in archery was a big value because at the start of archery everyone was rusty whether or not people had don’t it before in their life. missing the target or not getting the result you wanted at the beginning, problem solving was and aspect that you need to do and use to achieve the result you want. At the beginning my arrows would stay on the outer line (white) and I used problem solving to improve my result and getting my arrows in the red or better.

Orienteering

Teamwork/Collaborative

In orienteering teamwork and collaboration is a capability that needs to be used effectively because without it the team can’t work as well as it can with teamwork/collaborative. Through out orienteering my team would always communicate which made orienteering more fun and easy. In my group we would all help together to find the point and work together to get to the area too.

Orienteering in Manning Park

Resilient

Sometimes in orienteering it is hard to find or get to the point you need to get. Resilience is massive because you have to keep going with your actions in order to get to the place you want to get to. In your team you need to be resilient to find the point until you find it or you believe its not there.

Kalbarri Camp Year 9

Camp Kalbarri

Teamwork and Leadership

Throughout the year 9 camp teamwork and leadership were two of the main skills everyone needed, but not just in camp but in general life as well.

Teamwork is a skill if everyone has it everything can come together smoothly and efficiently. Teamwork was used a lot around camp. For example, just doing normal activities like putting up tents used teamwork. If everyone used that skill and helped but the tent up as a team the tent was very easy and quick to put up. You had to communicate and help each other out when needed. Another example is doing team-building activity with Mrs Kirkham. It was called tarp volleyball, instead of using the hand, you needed to catch the ball with the tarp and try and fling it to the side of the opposition. Together as a team, we needed to work and communicate to be able to win because you definitely couldn’t win if it was a one-man game. My group worked together very well and it was a very close game.

Leadership is an amazing skill to have. You can go a long way with leadership. it can bring people to be more confident and also can help get things done successfully. Hiking in the gorge is a good example of leadership. Teachers would let the students lead the group to the area we need to go. The leader brought us along the track and we would get to our destination. We would put the person that had an injury in front to set the pace instead of leaving them far behind. Not only having leadership during physical activities there is leadership in simple everyday life. For example, organising the group to start cooking or taking to the role of cutting a certain food for that time of day. Being the person to lead the group and push them to be efficient, it gets the job done fast and in a satisfactory way.

First Bus Stop (on the way to camp Kalbarri)

2020 Year 9 Camp was also a great camp to make new relationships with new people and just getting to know new people. Even with the people you are close with camp is an event that you can make amazing long lasting memories with.