Big Outdoors, Chonburi
Year 10 was led by Ms Hannah Crawley, students spent their Outdoor Education week in the beautiful surroundings of Khao Yai National Park.
"The trip provided a fantastic opportunity for the students to develop their team work and communication skills, show resilience in the face of some challenging activities as well as courage, for many, to face fears and push themselves out of their comfort zones. Year 10 were absolutely fantastic, representing Regents with positive attitudes and smiles on their faces. All the students and staff returned exilerated and exhausted from a busy but very rewarding week! We are looking forward to the next adventure!"
"Despite heavy rainfall on the first day, students persevered through a very muddy and slippery hike in the park, followed by a night safari where they were greeted by wild elephants!" That night students camped at the Lam Takhong campsite. "What a phenomenal start to the trip!"
"The weather improved significantly on Day 2 and throughout the remainder of the week. Students travelled to Petcharat via Wat Simala Songtham on Day 2 and were treated to an array of outdoor and adventurous activities rotated over the following 3 days, including rock climbing and kayaking and a night hike...talk about Outdoor Education!"
Day 3 was spent with more amazing outdoor activities including; mountain biking and caving during the day. In the evening students had time for reflection: "a fantastic day, look how far we have come and how we can build on this experience." Student also took part in a quiz after dinner.
"Day 4 was spent hiking to a waterfall where students were able to enjoy a refreshing swim in the rock pools afterwards. The evening was spent with a barbeque cooking activity for dinner followed by a talent show where everyone stepped out of their comfort zones and joined in!"
On day 5 students were feeling "tired and fullfilled", they started the day with Team games on site and took some time to reflect on the week. One Year 10 student sums up their experience "It's always good to have with friends with you because they can help you out. Encouragement does go a long way when you're in a challenging activity..."