IB Stradbroke Island Camp

Year 11 IB Diploma students had their inaugural Core Camp to UQ’s Moreton Bay Research Station on Stradbroke Island in Week 10.  The participated in a number of activities related to their service component of CAS, learnt about indigenous knowledge systems in Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and began their research into their upcoming Extended Essay (EE).

They squelched their way through mud in the mangroves, worked collaboratively on an indigenous art piece with a local Quandamooka art gallery,spent loads of time doing team building activities, focusing on communication, mindfulness and creative release activities in nature and conducted ecological investigations on the rocky shores of Stradbroke.  The students worked hard with long hours whilst braving the torrential rain.

Some great takeaways and reflections from the students on the importance of your peers and being a team and connecting with each other.  Plus they survived their time without phones.

A great immersive experience!