Posted by Jordan Grantham
on 15 October 2018
By Damian Khoury
Year 7 and 8 students from all four Melbourne-area Lasallian schools gathered with a large cohort of young adult volunteers, Lasallian Youth Ministers, and members of the Young Lasallians Team at Phillip Island last month.
The occasion was Camp La Salle Melbourne, a yearly program offering the opportunity for deserving students to have a fun and formative break during the September school holidays.
Blessed by amazing weather, we were able to have team challenges, sports, crafts, and other activities with plenty of time to relax and enjoy an experience of community.
One of the many activities was a unique game of "dugball" designed by some of the leaders. Camp La Salle is a highlight in the Young Lasallian calendar each year.
At Camp La Salle there is an opportunity for the students to share their gifts and talents at the Camp La Salle talents evening. This involved each team performing a skit that showcased different abilities of the students. All present were amazed and at times in stitches at the diverse range of gifts the group had.
A big thank you to all the volunteer leaders; Andrew Pulis, Brad Shea, James Biviano, Pat Heenan and Tien du, who gave up their time during the university holidays to be great role models! A big thank you to the Youth Ministers of Melbourne; Aaron Trusler, Harmony Miller, Joel Harriss, Josh Cant, Matt Crowley and Matthew Blake for always being amazing leaders and a strong committed presence on this event.
A special thank you to Brother Mandy who shared his gift of music and his sense of humour with all present.
It was great to have the all four Lasallian school communities represented from Melbourne for the first time in a few years.
Thank you to St Bede's for hosting the event at Cypress lodge for the first time after renovations and thank you to St James for the use of their school bus. It was a great tangible sign of Lasallian Community.