Posted on 15 December, 2017 in Excursions, Students, Teachers, Partnerships

​DHS World Challenge Team Update

​DHS World Challenge Team Update

On Saturday 25 November twenty Darwin High School students and three teachers departed Darwin for their World Challenge adventure to Botswana and Namibia.

By student Mayatili Picton

After arriving in Mokolodi, a Nature Reserve in Botswana the group made prepared themselves for the Kalahari bush trek. They had the unique opportunity to meet Kalahari bushmen and were in good spirits during the four hour drive. We learnt about the different plants and bushmen survival techniques with the three bushmen and taught them Uno while doing so. We are now back at Mokolodi for a rest day, prepping and planning for our next trek phase in the several villages (and celebrated Matthew’s birthday!).

After two long days of trekking the Team arrived in the village of Manyana. Even though everyone was tired and a little sore from the journey, the students still found the energy to play with the village kids and spent ages just giving piggy back rides and playing catch.

Over the last five days the Team has been working hard to help build a library in Marobela, Botswana. The students have done a great job and were praised by the builder who said they were hard workers with great attention to detail. 

Great job team, what a fantastic project and amazing contribution!

Photo credit to student Kiera McWilliam and teacher Bruce Cameron.

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