Outdoors with Outdoor Ed
Darwin High Outdoor Education classes have been out and about exploring the Territory. Towards the end of last term Stage 1 students' participated in two-day trip excursions and at the start of this term the Stage 2 students headed to Hayes Creek for a three-day rock climbing assessment.
Over the course of three days, the Stage 2 students demonstrated their rock climbing, rope, and abseiling skills.
The students attempted over 10 climbs, ranging from 15 to 25 metres high.
At the top of the cliff, students were required to set up the anchor systems that they climb on. While they had practised the setup procedure at school, this was the first time they had the opportunity to complete the task on the edge of a cliff. Again the teachers were impressed with the students' maturity and safety whilst working at heights and under.