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Duke of Edinburgh

Trish Hastie —

Earlier this year, our Year 10 and 11 students were offered the chance to work towards their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. DOE accredited facilitator Chris Allan guided our teachers Mr Tony Palmer and Mrs Trish Hastie to become Award Leaders.

The Award is an internationally recognised programme giving rangatahi the chance to develop skills, get physically active, give back and experience adventure. They must complete thirteen hours learning a skill, thirteen hours of physical activity, thirteen hours of volunteer service and an adventurous journey.

Last weekend, EJ (Year 10), Sidney (Year 10), Jodecy (Year 11) and James (Year 11) completed a bike trip to Little River and back (their adventurous journey), which enabled them to complete this award. We congratulate them on their hard work and success in achieving this award, and we hope that their success will inspire other students to participate in the future.

“My experience on the trip was hard but I had all the people that helped me complete my journey. My friends and my mentors Mr Palmer and Mrs Hastie helped. They got me through my journey and my trip. This was one of the best choices and I got to meet a lot of people. Thank you to them, my parents, and Chris Allan for being a supportive mentor. Thank you for all the support you guys”. EJ (Year 10)