An Epic Bush Walking Adventure - Year 9
Last week, our Year 9 Outdoor and Environmental Studies students travelled to Wilsons Promontory, to adventure through an epic bushwalking camp in one of Australia’s most iconic national parks.
Leaving the comforts of the Tidal River Café and Caravan Park behind, the students hiked into remote corners of the park, enjoying camping in beautiful areas adjacent to pristine beaches. To succeed on their hike, the students had to rely on their collaboration, planning and noticing skills. And perseverance was key to completing the gruelling 42 km trek.
While in the park, students considered the big question ‘Should Wilsons Promontory be further developed to increase access to this natural area?’ Reflections on this question before, during and after the camp have assisted students to deepen their understanding of sustainability, low impact tourism and the influence they have in protecting our most important natural spaces.
Miss Georgie Brown
Outdoor Education Teacher