Resilience, Teamwork and Courage

Our four Year 10 Outdoor Education classes spent time last week on a hiking expedition. This expedition allows the girls to demonstrate resilience, teamwork and courage. They challenge themselves to take risks and learn more about themselves.

The expedition took the girls to the Augusta area. They were away for four days staying at different campsites, including Jarrahdene, Contos, OEG Bush and Boranup South.

Prior to departure, as part of their assessment tasks, the girls prepared their logbooks and journals, created equipment lists, meal plans and shopping lists. They checked weather forecasts, looked at risk management and emergency plans, set personal and group goals and conducted environmental awareness research. The girls also practised their abseiling and rock-climbing skills in preparation for the Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs.

During the expedition, the girls participated in hiking, abseiling, rock-climbing, camping and camp craft, camp cooking and navigation, taking it in turn to lead.

Students hiked for approximately 16km and abseiled cliff faces, some 40m high. This trip allowed students to demonstrate resilience on a daily basis, proving to themselves that when met with a challenge that seems too far out of reach, their mindset is their biggest asset.

These experiences offer amazing opportunities for our students to face and overcome challenges, get to know each other on a deeper level and master skills they have learnt at the College in their Outdoor Education lessons.

It is such a pleasure watching them grow and work together as a team. The relationships they have fostered are so obvious once back in their classes and something that will hopefully shape them as a group and as individuals for their remaining time here at the College and into the future. 

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