William Pike Challenge Update

It’s been another exciting and adventurous term with the William Pike Challenge Award group of 2019.

Earlier in Term 2, we packed everything we needed on our backs and hiked into the wilderness of the Hunua Ranges for the night. However, rather than sleep in tents and cook using regular household utensils, we used our resourcefulness to get us through. The students built bivouacs using rope and tarpaulins and cooked their meat and vegetables using an open fire. They learned weaving, navigation and fire building skills during this challenging yet rewarding escapade - and have a few cuts and scrapes to show for it!

Following this trip, we journeyed out to Woodhill to take on the downhill mountain biking trails. A very foggy, chilly morning soon felt much warmer as our groups pedalled their way up the hills before swerving and flying back down the tracks. Though everyone had varying levels of mountain biking experience, our guides worked innovatively to challenge us all.

Now we look forward to diving underground and under waves on our next trips this year - Caving and Surfing. We can’t wait!