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Arthur’s Pass Excursion

Kate Munro —

On the 16th of March, 15 enthusiastic geography students and 2 very excited Social Science teachers ( Mr Jolly and Ms Munro) drove about 300km in Linwood College’s new vans to visit Arthur’s Pass for the day. We spent the day exploring some of the limestone formations, and glaciated landscapes before having lunch at Arthur’s Pass township. 

We had been studying sustainability and use of 1080 to manage pest species in New Zealand, and visited the DOC centre. We went for a punishing walk called “Devil’s Punchbowl” where we were rewarded with fresh air, native forest galore, and the waterfalls themselves. Other visitors were treated to LCŌ’s spontaneous photo-shoot session at the viewing platform. Beautiful weather, great learning, and a fabulous bunch of young people representing Linwood College so well! Big thanks to Mr Richard Jolly and the Level 1 Geography class for a great day!