Earlier this month, thirty-six students from Year’s 10 and 12 completed their Bronze International Award Adventurous Journeys. We left school early on Thursday 9th February and after a brief stop in which students had to purchase food for the next 4 day, we made our way by bus to Cat Tien national park. Over the next four days the students had to fend for themselves; sleeping in tents, cooking their own food and carrying all their clothing and equipment with them as we moved between sites.
Working in teams, the students developed camp craft skills; learning how to build, light and care for a fire, navigate through dense jungle and plan and prepare sufficient nutrition.
Over the four days away, the students completed both their practise journey and their qualifying journey. They hiked through many kilometres of jungle, endured leeches and learned how to safely navigate river crossings. It was at times a struggle, but everyone involved should feel proud of themselves for having completed this challenge.
Many of the students have already set their hearts and minds on tackling the increased demand of the Silver Award which should take place next year.