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Year 9 Outdoor Education

Exploring Our National Parks

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Canyoning

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Less Is More... 'Survivor' Kristin Style...

Each year three classes of Year 9 Outdoor Education Students spend months training and honing their Bushcraft skills , including knot tying, camp cooking and traditional fire and shelter making, in preparation for an overnight camp in a secret forest location. 

Classes are split into four tribes: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, and armed with only their trusty self-made sack backpacks and a basic map, they venture off on a scavenger hunt into the local area that will lead them to their secret campsite. Along the way, teams are challenged with riddles and obstacles that lead them to special tokens that provide them access to important equipment they will need to survive the night. 

After the long day of adventuring the teams arrive at the campsite, where they set up their hammocks and shelters and prepare and cook a campfire feast. At the conclusion of the feast, using the light of their milk bottle candles, teams head into a local Raupo swamp to collect leaves for tomorrow's crafting.

On the final morning, teams meet for breakfast before creating their Ruapo dolls out of the leaves they collected the night before. The morning finishes with a treat of fire-made cinnamon scrolls to sustain them for the long trek home. An awesome experience participants will never forget.

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