Year 11 student Carlie Pennicook reflects here on the practice Pack ‘n’ Paddle hiking and canoeing trip our Silver Duke of Ed students undertook earlier this term.
At the end of Week 3, a group consisting of both Year 10 and Year 11 students completed their practice Silver Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey. The expedition consisted of hiking, canoeing, navigation and teamwork across three days between Illaroo and North Nowra. We were blessed with the most amazing weather across the whole trip. It was sunny and clear every day, but did become quite cold throughout the night.
We had two wonderful Youthworks guides join us on the trip. They were very invested in each and every one of us and were keen to hear and learn all about us.
Throughout the time spent with them, they passed on all their knowledge and skills to us, to enable us to complete our qualifying hike in September 2019. We are so grateful for their constant encouragement, tips and help throughout the hike.
Every night we enjoyed each other’s company around the campfire as we played card games and witnessed the awesomeness of God’s incredible creation surrounding us. Needless to say, we were all tired by the end of the trip, but happy with what we had achieved.
We can’t wait for our qualifying hike and are very thankful for the positive and amazing experience that our Silver Duke of Ed practice journey was. The memories we have gathered will last a lifetime.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” – Psalm 19:1