On Monday 19th March at 4.00am 30 Year 9 students and 5 staff meet at LAC. This was the start of the Invictus Journey where students would be challenged and taken out of their comfort zones for the next 4 days.
The ferry took us across the Cook Strait, form there we headed down to Marahau the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park. Students embarked on either Hiking or Kayaking, carrying all their overnight gear to Anchorage bay where they camped. With each group then changing the following day to hike or kayak back to Marahau, the finishing line for the outdoor experience.
It was an incredible Journey and would not have been possible without the students working together and supporting each other throughout each of the challenges. It was a great treat to spot baby seals learning to swim from our kayaks. For most of our students, this was the first time to see such a sight. This outdoor experience offered our students the chance to learn about the importance of preparing for their Journey; having the right gear, planning meals/food and following directions.
Many thanks to the parents for supporting your child in coming to this event. It was a fantastic experience with each staff member involved thoroughly enjoying this chance to share with students in this outdoor experience.
Invictus Teachers Mrs Korte and Mr Rashleigh