Leadership skills honed on Great Barrier Island

In Week 6, Year 12 Outdoor Education took away 54 students to Great Barrier Island. We caught a ferry to Karaka Bay where we were greeted by the lovely instructors from Hillary Outdoors. Students worked throughout the week on their Leadership and Social Responsibility skills. They were able to lead their groups in different situations and activities which included stream walking, abseiling, high ropes, kayaking, coasteering, surf kayaking and an overnight tramp to finish the week off.

Students were buzzing after a fantastic week away with many memories made.

Year 13 Leaders

Year 13 Outdoor Education students went on the Year 11 PE camp as Leaders. They have learnt about contemporary leadership principles in class, and it was decided to take them into the outdoors to trial those skills. The Year 13 Leaders ran Amazing Race activities including Tallest Tower, Fill a Bucket, Make a Dam, Make a 3D Sandcastle and a jigsaw puzzle. The students also took on other leadership opportunities by helping to organise and run the annual skit night, helping prepare lunches and dinners, along with putting up 25 tents and taking them all down at the end of camp. Overall, this experience for the students was extremely worthwhile and gave them the opportunity to lead, reflect and lead again in a changing environment with many different impacts.






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