Action-packed trip – despite an early end

The Year 13 Outdoor Ed class had an eventful trip to National Park recently. Although they had planned for three days canoeing the Whanganui River, the weather had different plans (more rain and snow fall than predicted!) so they came back a day early.

However, they did get in a beautiful afternoon of canoeing as well as a local hike, indoor climbing, thermal pools, snowmen making and a cultural marae experience. Despite the change of plans, the students had a great time and got a lot out of the trip in terms of understanding safety management issues in the outdoors, which is what their associated internal assessment is all about.