Year 12 Outdoor Education
On Friday 19 March, our Year 12 Outdoor Education students headed up to the Perth Hills for a day of abseiling and rock climbing at Boya Quarry.
The excursion formed part of the roping program which prepares students to participate in more complex tasks, including rigging and anchoring systems so they can complete all of the preparation to be able to abseil and climb safely on the cliff faces. Students learn knot tying and fundamental roping skills at school prior to the program and are asked to apply these skills in a real-life scenario at the quarry.
It is a significant challenge for the students as is overcoming their fear of heights. The students completed the tasks and activities with enthusiasm and worked hard to get the most out of the experience. Our program continues in Week 9 where the students will complete day trips in and around Perth including navigation, mountain biking, and day hiking. While students will miss being able to go on an expedition this term there is a strong sense of gratefulness that we can still go out and enjoy God’s creation in the great outdoors.