Bronze Dukes Girls Trek Through Kuitpo Forest

Bronze Dukes Girls Trek Through Kuitpo Forest

Monday 6 June started as a clear crisp day and saw 57 students from Year 8 and 9 embark on their first Dukes expedition. After an hour drive, the girls reached their camp site where they quickly pitched their tents before boarding the bus again for a short drive to the start of their trek. The trek, mostly along the Heysen Trail, took them through natural scrubland and planted Pine Forests as they navigated their way on a 16 km route back to the camp site.

At approximately 4:00pm the last of the groups arrive back at the campsite where they began to prepare their evening meal and start a campfire. As the night drew in the girls gathered around the fire toasting marshmallows and participating in various fun activities.

Tuesday 7 June was a very cold, wet start to the day. A fire was quickly started and a breakfast of cereals, eggs, bacon and toast was cooked by all the students. When breakfast was heartily consumed the girls made their lunch, repacked their back packs and took down their very wet tents before heading off in groups of 8 or 9 on the orienteering course. By noon all groups had returned from the orienteering course had lunch boarded the bus and headed back to school.

Dukes camps are always an unforgettable experience for all involved.

Mr Alan Brown
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Coordinator
Outdoor Education Coordinator