2018 Outward Bound Year 11 Blue Group - Hann

Day 1 - Students arrived in the Walpole area late in the afternoon after a long and tiring journey by coach. Each Outward Bound group disembarked at a different location and met their Outward Bound Instructors and carried their gear off to their initial camp site for an orientation.

Day 2 - Noxious weed service and high ropes course

“The group is performing very strongly. There are two members who are new to GGS and new to OB and they are fitting in with the group really well. The team work is efficient and everyone is chipping in for groupjobs.”

“We saw lots of wildflowers along Crystal Brook”

“Jessica did an amazing job of overcoming a fear of heights on the high ropes, battling through and having a fantastic time.”

“Scott has stepped up as a leader showing himself to be an outstanding member of the team.”

“A highlight was Jessica falling in the swamp!”

“If you fall, no stress.”

Day 3 - Completed a raft across Broke Inlet.

“Feeling accomplished and connected.”

“Seeing others accomplish is like someone finally giving birth.” (Mrs Hann?)

 “The group is more connected now.”

Day 4 - First day of a three day expedition. Tough going.

“The rafting we did yesterday was a success but challenging because as a group we struggled to stay together; our individual differences in capabilities made this hard. It was also a mental challenge because of the repetitive nature of the activity.”

“We have enjoyed beetle racing!”

“We are mentally and physically tired.”

Funny quote; “If it rains, do you think we will get wet?”

“We are forming strong friendships.”

“We saw some herons on the Broke Inlet.”

“Zali is showing herself to be a very good leader and person of support.”

“The group is already in a high performance stage.” Instructor Will

Day 5 - Continued hiking expedition. A big day…

“There was some disparity between those at the front (the chargers) and those at the back (the quiet soldiers) so we needed to work on our observation and communication.”
“We saw lots and lots of orchids and other wildflowers. Plus some honeyeaters and a rainbow!”

“Fergus and Regan were amazing up the front bulldozing the path.”
“Trini was very stoic and persevered fantastically, as did Anna.”

“Will was quietly going about helping with everyone whenever he could.”

“Denva did a good job checking up on people throughout the day.”

“Hiking was a challenge and we had to change our plans and our morale went down.”

“We developed our resilience, compassion, self independence. Everyone wanted to help each other.”

“We are feeling accomplished and rewarded.”

Quote of the day: “That rainbow looks serious!”

Day 6 - Completed three days of expedition hiking.

“We hiked 6km to the beach and were greeted by the beautiful ocean. We saw humpbacks.”


“We are well fed and alive. We feel accomplished and relaxed and rejuvenated after a cleanse in the ocean.”

Day 7 - Completed a 24 hour Solo.

Day 8 - First day of a two day hiking expedition.


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