zone with David Newton and the Environment Committee.” It’s through activities like that, and going as a group to the Crazy Golf driving range that the residential groups bond. “It gives them another dynamic in that they can find a new interest with boys they normally wouldn’t be involved with.” The residential stint over, Immerse & Inspire then takes them on a week-long Adventurous Journey at Boyle River lodge which allows them to complete part of the bronze award for Duke of Edinburgh. “They stay in tents of two or three boys, have to set up camp themselves, cook for themselves outside, and learn the skills of tramping and camping. It really makes a small group work together as a team.” Then for the second part they plan a journey including a river crossing, using map navigation, deciding which routes to take, how high to climb and how long to take. Under remote observation by tutors, they invariably safely succeed in all aspects, but not without a lot of thought, effort and cooperation.
“ It gives them another dynamic in that they can find a new interest with boys they normally wouldn’t be involved with. ” Jimmy Healy
Christ’s College Canterbury
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