This involved a travel and preparation day, followed by two and a half days paddling down the Whanganui River, off the grid, in Canadian canoes. In this camp students were able to assess whether or not their strategies were successful (relating to their 3.9 internal assessment worth 4 credits) and demonstrate and gather examples of contemporary leadership styles in action (relating to their 3.8 internal assessment also worth 4 credits).
Below are some quotes from our Year 13 Outdoor Education students summarising their trip:
“If I could go back tomorrow in a heartbeat I would.” – Flynn Calder (Year 13, School)
“This camp gave me an opportunity to push myself outside of my comfort zone in many aspects, which therefore meant that I was able to make friendships and memories that will last me long past Year 13. Being disconnected from the outside world in our generation is a blessing in disguise that I will cherish forever.” – Olivia Kellow (Year 13, Middlemore)
“I had a bit of a negative mindset going into the trip, but in the end I actually ended up having such a fun and enjoyable experience and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I managed to adapt to some of the challenges I faced along the way like the rain and having soggy feet. I was grateful to make the friendships within my class stronger through getting to share this experience together.” Tahara-Jayne Rusden Rowley (Year 13, Marion Bruce)