Spring has sprung and so has assessment time for the Certificate IV Outdoor Recreation students, and last week it was Navigation and Bushwalking Leadership.
Heading out on a four-day adventure to the Tasmanian Land Conservancy owned land near Bronte Park, students split into two groups, heading off in opposite directions where we spent the first day getting back into the navigational groove of things.
Then it was into assessments, with each student taking it in turns to lead the group to an unknown location, but there was a catch … the person taking over the leadership wasn’t to be told where we were going or where they were starting from, so everybody had to watch features and maps very closely.
At one point we lost the maps altogether whilst walking, only getting them back briefly to point exactly where we were!
A great week all round, the sun shone, there were many a feathered, furry and scaly friends to meet and with this lot as your class mates, there was never a dull moment. Swimming, laughing, climbing things, deep and meaningful discussions on tarp physics and on top of that, we all passed our assessments!
Well done and thank you everyone for an awesome week.