Update from the Outdoor Education Department
The three OED classes have been climbing this term. We are lucky in South Canterbury to have a number of climbing crags for our students to practice their skills.
Spur Road near Timaru is a great place to learn to belay, climb and abseil. We have also used Andrews Stream as an abseil site for a slightly easier progression and a place for the Year 13 students to practice their anchor setting.
Adventure Based Learning or ABL is a way for myself and students to learn through playing games and activities that help foster team work, communication, trust and confidence. The different activities are a fun way to get people involved and to be challenged in a supportive environment.
For the OED students, it's about giving back to the younger students. It's also a way to build confidence heading into the school student executive positions or leadership in general as a Year 13 student, or heading onto further study or into the workforce. The Year 7, 8 and learning support students really enjoy these lessons.