2022 Grade 5/6 Kryal Castle Camp

Dear Parents / Carers,

The planning for the Grade 5/6 Camp for 2022 is well underway and is open to the grade 5 and grade 6 students in grades 4/5A, 5/6A & 5/6B.
We will be heading to Kryal Castle in Ballarat, Victoria.

The camp will run for 3 days / 2 nights from Wednesday 19th October – Friday 21st October 2022.
We will be travelling by bus (coach).
We will be leaving ANPS at approximately 9:30 am on Wednesday 19th October.
We will be returning to ANPS at approximately 1:30 pm on Friday 21st October.
Five staff from ANPS will be supervising the students alongside the Kryal Castle staff.

The cost for the camp is $220.00 which covers; bus cost, accommodation, educational programs, a live theatre show, a movie night, breakfast, dinner, snacks and a special pizza and soft drink lunch at school when we return from camp.

Students can come to school dressed in casual clothing on the day of departure and will need to bring a packed lunch in a disposable bag (e.g. sandwich, snacks and a bottle of water).

The educational programs include:
CALLIGRAPHY Students try their hand at writing with quill and ink, while learning about who was likely to be literate.

NEEDLEWORK Students make their own coin pouch using medieval techniques to take home.

SIEGE Explore how castles were fortified and how they were attacked. Explore the physics of medieval catapults - called siege engines - as well as other means of attack and defence.

ARCHERY Get hands on experience with a bow and arrow in their indoor archery range.

ARMS AND ARMOUR Learn about the history of weaponry and armour and how it has evolved throughout the ages. Students will be able to feel and try on knight’s helmets, gauntlets, gambesons, breast plates and chain mail.

SWORD TRAINING / THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS Students will participate in sword training and learn the proper use of a sword and shield. Re-enact the Battle of Hastings using the skills learned during sword training. Learn about strategy, teamwork and problem solving.

There are only 50 spots available so if your child would like to attend please fill out the attached envelope and return to school with a minimum of a $20.00 deposit as soon as possible as the first 50 deposits received will guarantee a place on the camp.

Full payment will need to be made by 19 September 2022. Please contact the office if you have any CSEF funds to pay for it. Failure to pay the full amount by the due date may lead to your child losing their place, as we may have some children on a waiting list.

If any parents / carers would like more information about the camp, please contact the office.

Kind Regards,
Lee-Anne Veteha & Anna Boyd
Camp Coordinators