Outdoor fun teaches important safety lessons

Last week we had 122 of our Year 11 Physical Education students away for PE Camp in Whatipu.

This camp aims to help the students explore and understand the Safety Behaviours in the outdoors, focussing on their 1.7 NCEA Achievement Standard. Students were split into two groups, group one taking on the wet and windy weather from Monday – Wednesday and group two taking on a slightly brighter and dry Wednesday – Friday.

Students participated in activities conducted by Big Foot Instructors such as Tyrolean, Caving, Tree climbing and First Aid. Ther was a Summit Walk led by the Teachers and an Amazing Race led by the Year 13 Outdoor Education class.

The Amazing Race involved activities such as building the tallest tower, building sandcastles and filling a bucket. After completing the practical aspect of their assessment students could not wait to get home to their own beds!

A big thank you goes out to our parent helpers who took the time to be with us, as well as the Year 13 Outdoor Ed classes for their help (see “Leadership skills honed on Great Barrier Island” for more on the Year 13 student perspective.

Group Photo Credit: Ghanum Taylor

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