Outdoor Ed Chills Out in the Grampians12/06/2019
In the last week of May, the Year 9 Outdoor Education classes ventured to the Grampians for their first trip of the year. Each class took part in a range of outdoor activities such as: rock climbing and abseiling, bushwalking and visiting an indigenous education centre.
While some students were facing their fears on a 30 metre abseil, others were challenging themselves physically and mentally on the natural sandstone rock climbs. While the weather held off for the rock-climbing sessions, we were not so lucky for the other activities. The demanding hikes up Mt Zero and Mt Staplyton where interspersed with light showers, however the views of the Grampians and surrounds were spectacular.
By venturing to various lookout points such as The Pinnacle and awe-inspiring MacKenzie Falls, the students were able to further their appreciation for the Grampians. Brambuk – The National Park and Cultural Centre provided students with the opportunity to explore the Indigenous history and culture of the Grampians. From decorating boomerangs to trying kangaroo and emu, the students were able to deepen their understanding of the Indigenous way of life.
The four-day trip allowed all the students to further their understanding of the Grampians and how to safely experience outdoor environments.
Natalie Duane, Trainee