Grade 9 Hiking Expedition
The grade 9 hiking expedition, developed with outdoor education partner English Adventure, further extends students' skills and knowledge of expeditions and leadership, facilitating inquiry into the statement: Living and working in communities requires a deep understanding of relationships and self reliance. Grade 9 students learn campcraft and group management on a 3-day overnight hike in the rugged mountains of Tsunan, Niigata. Sleeping in tents and cooking on stoves, students hike the Shinetsu Trail through undulating beech forest and over misty ridges as they navigate in small groups, applying map reading and leadership skills.
What do our students experience on the trip? Have a look in the video below.
Note: The cost of this expedition is covered in the school tuition.