Like the rest of the class, I'm really excited to be going to camp next week.
One of the big 'lessons' of camp is conquering fear.
A little bit of fear is good. It helps teach us empathy (being aware of others feelings) and also protects us from danger.
But sometimes fear can stop us from enjoying life.
One of my great fears is snakes.
When I was in Malaysia, I decided to conquer my fear of snakes by visiting the snake temple in Penang. One of the staff offered chance to hold not one but two snakes. I felt really nervous but closed my eyes and breathed deeply.
The owner of the snakes told me to imagine the snakes are like really expensive handbags.
Have you ever a conquered a fear? What did you do to help push through your fear?
How can we support other students when they are facing situations they are afraid of at camp?