In Term 2 our class completed the first of the two required assessment trips for our Ngahere Takahunga (hiking) assessments, this trip was held in the Hunua ranges. Before the trip we learnt about correct clothing, packing and what food to bring. We also learnt about navigation and how to read a map. Many of us were nervous before the start of the trip as for most of us it was the first night we have camped out.
The first night was so cold that ice formed on our tents and a thick fog came down and we could not see very far. We had a nice fire going which kept us warm. One of the biggest lessons we learnt was about bringing the right type of food especially for packing as we did not have much room to take it.
The second day was the hardest with a swamp section that we had to get through and a massive hill climb which took ages but the views were great. Our second campsite was fun because we had a small hut for some to stay in and we told ghost stories.
On the last day we learnt a hard lesson to ensure that we always stop and wait at track junctions something our learning leader made sure we did. The weather for this trip was great and we really bonded as a class especially when the going was tough.

- Kyle Mclean, Yr 11 AED class.

Yr11 ADE Trip

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