Grade 10 Diving Expedition
The grade 10 diving expedition, developed together with Uncharted Diving, based in Japan, further extends the student’s skills and knowledge of expeditions and leadership, facilitating inquiry into the theme: Living and working in communities requires a shared understanding of leadership. Before the expedition, students undergo an intensive investigation into dive theory, followed by written exams, before applying their knowledge of diving in confined water pool sessions as they have the opportunity to work towards diving certification. Students fly to Naha, Okinawa, during Expedition Week, where they spend the time diving from the shore and leading themselves through the mental and physical challenges that open ocean diving brings. An understanding of how humans are interconnected with our underwater ecosystems is also explored as students inquire into service learning and action for the oceans.
Why does our school feel that going hiking, diving and kayaking is so vital to students' education? The students explain it best in this video.