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Duke of Edinburgh

During Week 5, ten of our Secondary school students embarked on a thrilling two-day adventure in nearby Kinglake National Park.

Surrounded by the beauty of nature, they embraced the challenge of camping and hiking, immersing themselves in the great outdoors like true adventurers.

This journey wasn't just a casual outing - it marked the culmination of their International Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award, a prestigious program renowned worldwide for shaping young minds. Beyond the wilderness experience, students had already dedicated themselves to volunteering, honing new skills, and pursuing sporting passions. Now, it was time for the ultimate test of resilience and self-reliance.

Navigating through the wilderness, pitching tents, and cooking their own meals, these students demonstrated grit and determination. A 12km trek through bushland tested their endurance and spirit, pushing them beyond their comfort zones and fostering a sense of independence.

And oh, the weather! It was the perfect Autumn weather for their adventure. As the sun set, they gathered around the campfire, roasting marshmallows and sharing stories, forging bonds that would last a lifetime.