From Acting Head of Science and Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader, Ms Gemma Brown
During Week 6 over 100 Duke of Edinburgh, students completed their Adventurous Journeys by undertaking three one-day hikes. Unfortunately, outdoor education has looked a little different this year, so it was fantastic to see an opportunity for our students to get out in nature and explore some beautiful natural areas of Sydney.
Over the three days, students covered 50km along the Spit to Manly Beach via North Head walk, Garigal National Park, Manly Dam track, and a section of the Great North walk, in Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park. The walks were challenging for the students especially due to the warm temperatures and various inclines. The students took it in turns to navigate their group along the route, developing their leadership skills and their ability to use a map and a compass. The students demonstrated teamwork and resilience and should be proud of their achievements.
I would like to recognise the outstanding leadership of the students completing their Silver and Gold Awards who mentored our younger Bronze participants during the expeditions.
- Finn Harley Whitney
- Ben Finnegan
- Brandon Reid
- Conor Cahill
- Thomas Cahill
- Conor Boyd-Boland
- Oli Goodrum
- Dane Perica
The Duke of Edinburgh program is offered to Year 8 Students in Term 3 each year. Please keep an eye out in the Nurrunga and your emails for our next intake.