Duke of Edinburgh Student Reflection

Twenty-eight Grammar girls took part in a four-day Duke of Edinburgh’s Award adventure during the recent school holidays, travelling to Girraween National Park, near Stanthorpe. Located along the Queensland Granite Belt, Girraween is renowned for its amazing boulders, dramatic landscapes and unique wildlife.

We explored landmarks such as the Aztec Temple, the Pyramids and Mount Norman. Another distinguishing feature of Girraween is its Underground Creek, which flowed next to one of the campsites. Students and teachers alike had great fun exploring the creek’s caverns and noticing how the water flow has changed over the years. We were lucky to have beautiful weather for most of the trip and were able to go for a swim (albeit a chilly one).

Special mention to the teachers who accompanied us on the trip: Mr Berry; Ms Flourentzou; Ms Huxtable; Ms Lansdown; Mr Moffat; Mr Ramsay; and Ms Todd. Without their organisation and commitment—especially Ms Flourentzou’s as Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator and Award Leader—the expedition would not have been possible.

Stephanie Burgess (12E)