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When I was teaching I used to love going on school camps.    A change of environment was as good as a holiday, or so the saying goes.   One of the things I loved about camp was that I’d often find kids who struggled in school, would absolutely shine in a camp environment.   I remember Tania, a shy eight year-old who sat at the back of my Year three classroom, rarely making a squeak.    She became Tania the tiger on a four day camp.  She was very loud, very assertive (no, bossy), very helpful and very funny on camp! You could have knocked me down with a feather! It was as if a twin sister had replaced her!   But camp was her type of environment. She loved ORGANISING classmates in the dining room; she was at home HELPING in the camp kitchen and she showed NO FEAR playing adventure games outside with kids she hardly ev...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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