Year 12s Hit the Surf

The Year 12 Outdoor Education class had an awesome time on their day trips last week! We were thrilled to be able to offer these day trips, following the cancellation of their Surf Expedition. 

We boarded the bus at 5.30 am and headed North to Lancelin. Here the girls surfed for a solid five hours, mainly being ‘whitewash warriors’ due to the conditions, but tackling some green ‘reforms’ as well. We finished the surf session with a mini surf competition. Jess Phillips was victorious! 

Students then led their leadership sessions for their peers. The boogie boarding group decided to change their session to sand-boarding, as no one was keen to get wet again after warming up over lunch! The second leadership activity was nature painting. The girls enjoyed the chance to reflect on the day by creating a watercolour painting!

On Tuesday, we headed South to Secrets (Secret Harbour). The girls participated in another long surfing session, and the conditions were pretty good for us! The sets coming through were a little straight and dumpy, but the girls all headed out the back and caught some epic green waves! We were so proud of their bravery and commitment. 

In the afternoon, the leaders ran an awesome yoga session and a team-building activity. What a day!

We crawled out of bed bright and early on Wednesday morning, to head to Coogee. This session was organised so that the leaders who were running the snorkelling activity could implement their session. It was a stunning morning. We saw eels, stingrays, starfish, and many fish varieties!

On Friday during class, the final leadership pair ran a bush art reflection at the Point Walter foreshore. The students created artwork with items from the natural environment to reflect on what Outdoor Education means to them.

The girls were amazing, and it was a fabulous opportunity for them to use the skills they have learned in class.

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