Growth Through Adventure and Challenge

Yesterday our Year 10 students participated in a Skill Enhancement Afternoon at various venues across Melbourne. The sessions are designed to provide students with the essential information and skills required for their upcoming Beyond Boundaries Adventurous Journey in November. 

Our Odyssey girls travelled to and from Dandenong Ranges National Park and navigated themselves up and down the Kokoda Memorial Walk (1,000 Steps) using only their maps and compasses. This session focussed on map and compass reading, and technical bushwalking skills including weighting, packing and fitting their hiking packs correctly. 

The girls participating in the Paddle Proserpine Sea Kayaking and the Murray River Canoeing programs walked to the Yarra River for a session on water skills which focussed on personal protective equipment, technical paddling skills, rescue skills and waterproofing equipment.  

Girls attending the Grampians and Mt Arapiles program headed to Bayside Rock Indoor Rock Climbing Gym. This session focussed on personal protective equipment, technical rock climbing and belaying skills, and essential communication calls. 

Congratulations to all the girls who have elected to contribute to the community whilst challenging and developing their whole self by enrolling in the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. We now have over 50 girls in Years 10, 11 and 12 participating in the Gold Award.

Ms Casie Chalman

Director of Outdoor Education

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