Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Place Based Learning

Mark from West Coast Surf begins instruction for Year 8s

We learned about waves, rips, and "washing machines"!

We completed our scavenger hunt.

A replica of an astrolabe was our final destination.

Beached as...!

Practising our stance... sideways surfing is a thing!

Year 7s at the astrolabe.
Wet suits on.

Board in hand and ready to go...

How it is done... usually the board is beneath you.

I am listening, really, I am.

Tauranga Bay

And on...

Great balance/stance.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

At the end of the tramp!

How have we benefited from participating in the William Pike Challenge?

William Pike Challenge: Croesus Track

Part one of the scavenger hunt could be located on the information board at the beginning of the track.

Beautiful beech forest.

The weather started out sunny and clear.

Through the creek (not a 'rill') and up the bank.

Across the 'rill' by log or rock.

1000m to walk to get to the Ces Clark hut.

Garden Gully hut.

The Garden Gulley side trip was a quick detour for some.

Then the hail arrived... just like the forecast predicted.

Sometimes sitting seemed like a better option than walking.

Three swing bridges had to be traversed.

Checking the loading for each swing bridge meant waiting patiently.