Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Practice Expedition

August 28, 2013 at 2:35 PM

The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh programme has 130 students participating in the award this year.

The Bronze level of the Award sets the foundations for the upcoming levels and allows students to develop an awareness of the outdoors and undertake ventures into a wilderness environment that is not too challenging for the majority of fitness levels.

As part of the programme the students recently completed an adventurous journey  that comprises of an overnight  practice tramp in the Hunua Ranges.

Sixty students set off from the College and travelled out to the upper Mangatawhiri Dam where they participated in a two hour tramp to their camp site just down from the Dam site.

After an overnight sleep in tents and being responsible for their own cooking and cleaning, the group set off on a 20km walk around the Mangatawhiri Lake, looping back around to the campsite.

Although the track was very wet and muddy, the weather was beautiful and fine and many took advantage of this opportunity to enjoy being out of the classroom.

With thanks to Duke of Edinburgh Coordinators, Tabitha Leonard and Xanthe Noble

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