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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award


Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Over the holiday’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award had three trips!

Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Students Hike on K’gari
Eight students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award completed a five-day hike on K’gari during the recent holidays. They enjoyed the great weather and amazing views. Some of the highlights included swimming in Lake McKenzie, seeing a dingo on the beach near Lake Wabby and getting to know other participants. Aimee celebrated her birthday by hiking with purple balloons attached to her pack, and the group are thankful to Mr. Zerk for accompanying them during his holidays.

South Passage voyage for our Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants
Dylan Brister (past student and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award holder) accompanied a group of eleven students aboard South Passage. They enjoyed learning the ropes, some time on K’gari and then sailed from Hervey Bay home to Manly over five days. This journey met the requirements for both the practice and qualifying adventurous journeys for the Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. They concluded their journey by “taking command” on the final day. Participants selected their leaders and then met the challenges presented to them as they made the final leg of their journey.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Canoe Training
Five students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award headed out to Wivenhoe Dam and Enoggera Reservoir with Mrs West and Mrs Tattersall to complete their adventurous practice journey. They practised waterproofing and packing all of their camping gear into barrels and developed their canoeing and navigational skills in preparation for their qualifying journey. It was amazing to paddle on perfectly flat water, and then enthusiasm increased as the wind picked up and presented more of a challenge. We even got to have a go at setting up a sail and using the wind to push us along for a bit. The group will be heading to the Noosa Everglades in December to complete their qualifying journey.

Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Students Hike on K’gari

South Passage voyage for our Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Canoe Training