Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Over the holidays, a group of 30 Bronze, Silver, and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award participants headed to K’gari to embark on an Adventurous Journey. This four-day expedition consisted of lots of hiking, cooking (and eating), navigating, and other challenging, yet enjoyable, outdoor activities.

We all had the pleasure of seeing one of Australia’s most beautiful locations, not to mention the world’s largest sand island. The island was filled with lots of flora and fauna, and we even spotted a few dingoes! We were lucky to get to cool off with a swim in the crystal-clear water of Lake McKenzie as well as take a quick dip in Lake Wabby. Our scenic hiking route provided us with an opportunity to learn too—from random environmental facts to the history of the Fraser Commando School that functioned on the island during World War II.

Overall, it was such a fun experience for all of us and a trip we will be sure to remember. It is nice to get away, switch off our technology and acquaint ourselves with nature. We would like to thank Ms Flourentzou for her organisation of the expedition, as well as the amazing Marrapatta staff and Mr Berry for the guidance and positivity that they brought to the trip.

Sophia Caposecco (11H), Vicki Chuang (11E), and Elizabeth Shoebridge (11B)
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Student Leaders