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River area learning the camping and tramping skills needed to plan and participate in their own tramping trip. On Wednesday they were back at base camp to participate in a number of group-based activities, including high and low rope challenges and a variety of night activities. Then on Thursday they were set an area in the Lewis Pass to plan their overnight group tramp and complete the requirements for their adventurous journey. On the Friday they returned to the Boyle River base and travelled back to College. This week was a demanding one for many of the boys, which is the goal of the Hillary Award – to immerse and challenge the boys in an outdoors environment and develop their spirit of adventure and discovery. The goal is now for the boys to take this outdoor tramping experience to the next level by heading out on more trips into the wilderness.

In 2020 we have an increasing number of boys who complete

the group grows in numbers and experience. The Year 9 activity week and the four Year 10 adventurous journeys are a huge commitment for College staff. Across both year groups we had over 260 boys involved in a range of outside the classroom activities. Across the year, this meant over 30 staff either departing from College for a day trip or away from home for a few nights on camp. Some staff have had three or four trips away with the boys this year. I would like to thank all College staff and our providers for making these activities a success for our boys. Graeme Christey MiC Outdoor Education and Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

requirements for the Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award adventurous journey through the Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Spirit of Adventure, Peel Forest or Bush Works providers. This year for the first time, through the Venture Group, we have run two Silver and Gold adventurous journeys. I am really pleased with the progress, and in seeing more boys heading out into the wilderness and learning to challenge themselves through the outdoors. The College Venture Group continues to expand. This is now its second year as a sport for those boys who wish to learn tramping and mountaineering skills. It is anticipated over the next few years we will be able to offer more Silver and Gold adventurous journeys as


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