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Duke of Ed Awardees Toolangi Overnight Hike Experience

by Clare Rayner

Well done to all of the students who ventured out on our explorations this past weekend. They made an excellent effort for their first major overnight hike and I feel the students definitely learned a lot about this type of experience; the fact that they were being independent with organising all their equipment for the overnight camp, organising their tents and cooking/cleaning up after all of their meals. The students also managed to navigate their way together around a challenging hiking loop with 10km of hiking along some challenging terrain, with occasional rain showers which made routes slippy. We definitely had the opportunity for some excellent views of the waterfalls in Murrindindi Scenic Reserve.

The students’ support and encouragement of each other grew throughout the experience. Despite being very tired I hope everyone enjoyed the experience and recognised their personal achievements. I look forward to working with the group again as the students continue with their Bronze and Silver Award programs. They will certainly need to make use of these experiences, reflecting and moving forwards.

We also need to say a massive thank you to Mr Turner and Ms Boyle for coming along and helping with our experience. Good work all!

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