On Thursday and Friday last week, thirteen Year 9 students from Canowindra High School completed their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Qualifying Adventurous Journey.
The trip took students about an hour out of town to Roseberg and Pennsylvania State Forests, where they navigated the fire trails and goat tracks across the forest.
Students arrived just in time to catch Thursday’s storm, so a lot of hustle was needed to get camp shelters set up and out of the wet. The students managed to work together to keep most of the kit dry, and by the end of the night everybody had a warm and dry spot to sleep.
Due to the break caused by the storm students covered only 15-20km of trails that day on their bikes, but on the Friday they were up early and tackling around 35km of some extremely steep hills and winding tracks.
Everybody involved in the camp performed amazingly and students demonstrated a great deal of independence and teamwork to complete all the tasks that were thrown their way. All students are to be congratulated on their outstanding effort with some really physically challenging conditions.
A special thanks also to Lachlan Sunderland and Samuel Bullock who attended to assist with the smooth running of the camp.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award will be running in 2024 again and is open to students from years 9-12. For more information on current or future Duke of Edinburgh events, please feel free to contact the Award Leader at email@example.com