The aim is to provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the wider environment, as well as to develop their self-confidence, teamwork and health. Students are taken out of their comfort zone – in an unfamiliar environment but kept within a safe and secure setting. This will be achieved through suitable training and supervision.
Students will also be required to attend some meetings before this event in order to gain some skills and information, such as route planning, food choices, equipment lists etc. There is no equipment available through school and students should source suitable footwear for hiking, a large back pack to carry bedding (sleeping bag and roll mat) and supplies.
Clothing appropriate to hiking and camping. the weather will likely be cold and wet. Waterproofs are a must, strong footwear, warm clothing to sleep in and comfortable clothing to walk in.