I wanted to share this piece of feedback from a year 8 student after an outdoor camp to Deep Pass last year and wondered if this forum would be good to share ours and others stories.
After this camp I feel as if everyone knows more about one another, and that really, as much as people complain about lack of technology and contact with the outside world, you forget after a while what you don’t have and instead feel more appreciation for the things you don’t see when you’re on the computer or watching TV. This experience allowed me to think my own private thoughts without being interrupted by the economic downturn or all the negative things of society. Camp has proven to me how much I love everyone in my class.
Always good to share these stories about the impact of "the outside world." You have shared some wisdom that many adults I know could use, let alone children and youth. Thanks for sharing. Someone will eventually compile these vignettes and youthful wisdom into a book which will outlive us all and have lasting impact.
Hey Judy - A year 8 student - is Australian slang for a student in Grade 8. She is actually 13 or 14 years old. Still i like the quote and you are welcome to use it.