Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Family Bonds Are Strong

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Family Bonds Are Strong

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WHILE most teens are keen to get away from their parents, St Ursula's College is changing that, with father-daughter bonding over a series of adventure challenges.

As part of the Yeppoon school's Year 8 Camp, each student invited her father, or father-figure, to Father and Daughter Caves Day at the Capricorn Caves for a day of high ropes challenges, adventure caving and rock wall climbing.

Grazier and coal miner, Tim Cook, travelled from his home at Theresa Creek, near Clermont, to spend the day with his daughter, Larissa, 13, who is a boarding student at the College.

"Larissa was very excited about the camp; she rang me up as soon as she knew the date of it," Mr Cook said.

"We climb up some hills at home, but the climbing wall and the high ropes were a different kind of challenge."

Khye Smith, 18, accompanied his younger sister, Jade, 13, and said the experience was enjoyable.

"I work in Rockhampton, so being able to spend the day doing adventure climbing activities with Jade was good," said Mr Smith. …

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