Murray Bridge students, police take time on Blue Light camp

Special time: Murray Bridge students and police officers focus on positive relationship building and developing leadership abilities. Photo - SA Police.
Special time: Murray Bridge students and police officers focus on positive relationship building and developing leadership abilities. Photo - SA Police.

Camping in swags, a blindfolded trust walk and helping out around Monarto Zoo were key activities for a group of Murray Bridge High School students who participated in a Blue Light Camp recently.

A group of 15 students and Murray Mallee Local Service Area Crime Prevention officers spent two days working together and focussing on positive relationship building and developing leadership abilities.

The group slept in swags, dined on campfire-cooked potatoes and participated in a range of activities which involved programs such as a blindfolded trust walk, solo night-time reflections and cubby-making.

With the event being held at Monarto Zoo the students also had the opportunity to get close to their favourite animals.

The group learned about zoo animals and assisted the animal carers with manure and tree branch tidy-ups as well as leaving their smell on the lion enclosure trees for ‘enrichment’ to the lions once released from their night time enclosures.