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    Angry What the f is Crossroads?

    I hear a lot about it being mandatory, but online it never says why and I never got a note for it. From what I understand it's basic health stuff from YR7-10 but do I actually need to do it to qualify for the HSC?
    Edit: I'm talking about the non-camp stuff. I had the option but I'm not spending $300 for a moderately boring time.
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    Re: What the f is Crossroads?

    Well some further research shows it's actually under review by the federal government for being radicalised. Meaning I probably missed out on not having to do it by one year.

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    Re: What the f is Crossroads?

    In my school they made our Year 10 school camp 'mandatory' and those that didn't go were forced to go to school to attend the 3 days of crossroad work they would have otherwise earned themselves if they had gone on the camp itself. It was about 30/250 kids that didn't go and so they were at school working through booklets and booklets while the rest of us had camp and when I came back they got certificates... all I got was bad food and terrible sleeps imao
    They kept repeating the fact that if you don't do the Y10 crossroad program you couldn't proceed into the Y11 Preliminary course but I don't think it's enforceable lol
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    Re: What the f is Crossroads?

    The same thing happened with my school as Frostguard, both choosing to go camp or not go resulted in the "mandatory" completion of the booklet. The camp mostly aims to bring the grade "closer" together so those who didn't go had their booklets checked more rigorously while those who went just threw their booklets away. The work in the booklet was very "explicit" and boys and girls were separated, you get the idea. The certificate is pretty much useless, I didn't even get one, lol.

    Food was simple and was limited and consisted of mainly baked beans, powdered eggs, toast and spaghetti (all canned) and lunch was slightly better with things like hot dogs and burgers but overall, you would be better off eating instant noodles for the duration of camp (don't do this). The beds were okay but because of the smell of feet and the sound of snoring, I got 2 hours of sleep for the entire duration of camp.

    Some activities required to jump into dirty water and there was this mud course we had to do. In contrast, some activities like the windmill, rock climbing and the flying fox were great experiences and others required a great deal of teamwork which I was dubious about first but once I got into it it became surprisingly rewarding. Although we were separated into groups not of our own choosing, everyone was able to at least talk to each other once in a while.

    Overall, despite these fun but not so clean times, I don't think it was worth the $300. I doubt they will do anything to you if you don't go but there won't be much to do at school either. It might be another story though if you wag all together, they'll definitely realise something is up if your absent without much of a reason and will more likely cause a problem than not going camp.Overall, despite these fun but not so clean times, I don't think it was worth the $300 but if you have friends going to camp together with you its better than sitting in school doing next to nothing. I hope this helps.

    P.S. bring some sandals or thongs if you end up going because the bathroom floor is almost always covered in mud people shower after the mud course

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