Year 10 Rangitoto Trip serves up great weather again
During the second week of Term 3, all of our Year 10 classes had the chance to head over to Rangitoto Island (Te Rangi-i-totongia-ai-te-ihu-o-Tamatekapua).
The trip saw all of us collecting information and working in groups to support our Science, English and Health studies. We’ll be taking our experiences back into the classroom to attempt some of our first Level 1 Assessments this term.
Fortunate enough to have very calm (but foggy!) weather over the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for our trips, our classes were quickly assigned staff supervisors, placed in groups, given an environmental briefing, and travelled across on the ferry. We then split up to either head out on the one-hour walk to the summit, or detour around to visit the lava caves.
All students had plenty of time to study the local geology, ecology and beautiful views of the Hauraki Gulf, as well as lots of chances for selfies and to interview each-other along the way. One of the highlights for most of us was having lunch on the stunning summit area of the volcano, right on the edge of the gigantic crater.
After all the wind and rain in Auckland there last few weeks - even in the holidays! - it was a great experience getting out to explore our own amazing back yard as travel-writers, and getting to do it during the school term was a bonus!