Our Y13 OE students have conquered another epic outdoor challenge, this time putting their hiking, surfing, and survival skills to the test.
The outdoor education class relocated to Ōhope for two days this month for the Ōhope Survivor Camp. And what a challenge it was! Students began by trekking 7km of the panoramic Ngā Tapuwae o Toi walking track to Ōtarawairere Bay.
They then built survival shelters from driftwood on the beach and tested themselves with survival-based team activities and challenges. Students cooked their own meals and were lucky enough to fit in a surf lesson at West End before heading home. It was fantastic to see everyone give it their all in each activity.
The trip was all about students connecting with the outdoors, challenging themselves, and putting coastal survival skills into practice. Perfect preparation for their inland bush winter camp next term. Thanks to Mr Syme and Mr Watson for leading the class on such an inspiring expedition.