Duke of Edinburgh Practise Adventure Journey to Tāwharanui Peninsula 

Over the last few years, many students have been working towards their Duke of Edinburgh award, but due to covid restrictions, we could not complete our qualifying journeys. This year, however, we were able to do so, thanks to the WGHS Duke of Edinburgh Team. 

Throughout the year, we met to complete our training, which involved topics like route planning, cooking on camp stoves, and how to survive in the outdoors. In early October, we went to the Tāwharanui Peninsula to do our practice journey. 

This was a great experience as we were able to practice our leadership skills and get to know each other. A highlight of this trip was the views we got while walking along the cliffs and the amazing weather we had.

In November, we will be going on our two-day qualifying journey. We will develop our skills further by facing the challenge of tramping through the Hunua Ranges. 

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a fantastic opportunity to experience something new, go outside our comfort zones, and learn new things!


By Sophia Ryan 12AGB