Year 10’s Sports Institute Camp to Hillary Outdoors Tongariro Centre
Prior to the start of the school year, the Year 10 Sports Institute cohort of 2022 set off to the Hillary Outdoors Education Centre in Tongariro. Here they spent the week doing a range of outdoor activities that would challenge their comfort zone, engage their strengths and weaknesses and most importantly, create environments where teamwork is essential.
These activities included; scaling Mt Tongariro, rock climbing and abseiling on Mt Ruapehu, an 8m waterfall jump at Tawhai Falls, ziplining, caving, high ropes challenges and an overnight expedition planned and led by the students themselves.
It was amazing to see our students thrive in such high pressure situations, particularly how supportive they were of one another. Many students surprised themselves with what they were able to accomplish, memories they are sure to hold onto for a long time to come.
If you would like to read more about this exciting camp from a students perspective, they even found time to write a live blog about their experiences while on camp! Click here to access it and view all the photo's from their adventures!