Year 10 Outdoor Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: P. Aislabie

Course Content: Using technology to learn about the outdoors. Many tasks are projects done in the computer room. Using the internet and other sources to design and present projects on: • Weather • Survival Building an emergency shelter Finding food in the wild How to behave when lost How to build fire • Outdoor citizenship The course does have a practical side where you will get to experience: • Orienteering • Mountain biking These are done locally using our awesome local resources such as the wetlands and Mountain Bike tracks. We will spend a day learning First Aid. The course also has a camp where we pack many outdoor activities into 3 days. • Kayaking • Sailing • High ropes • Rowing • History of Waikato’s great lake (Karapiro) • The flora and fauna of the Waikato region • Rock climbing • Abseiling • Archery On this camp the students will learn how to pack and what to wear when venturing into the outdoors. They will also cook for themselves and their group on camp cookers. Accommodation is tents, so they will also learn the art of erecting a tent and sleeping in the outdoors. The camp is the highlight of the course and involves a lot of responsibility and trust, therefore the camp is only for those who have proven their maturity and trustworthiness during the course. For those who are unable to demonstrate the required character a PARTIAL refund of course cost ($250) is available. Special Requirements: • Physically able to undertake the outdoor pursuits above • Keen and enthusiastic • Have access to a mountain bike tent gas cooker Please note that some days, when doing practical pursuits, we may finish later that 3.05. Also lunchtimes and intervals may well be used.

Learning Areas:

Year 10 Options Line 2


Health and Physical Education L1

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

To Be Confirmed
2017 Costs were:
$250 First Aid & Camp Course Cost

Please note students are expected to provide their own Mountain Bike and Helmet, which must both be in safe and in good working condition.