Published on: 29 November 2018
The School’s 28th consecutive Venture expedition proved a fantastic success for Year 10 boys who returned last Friday, following 11 breath-taking days spent in the wilderness of our state’s south.
Supported by teaching staff and outdoor professionals, the 14 groups of boys were spread across 200 kilometres of the area ranging from Pemberton to Denmark.
“It was evident that most boys had prepared well for this significant journey with activities such as the Year 9 Kooringal camp certainly assisting,” says Director of Activities, Neil Saggers.
“The positive spirit of the boys was great to see, and the weather was mild with light rain on several days and cold nights.”
“A typical day involved each group embarking on a 20 to 25 kilometre trek from 7.30am before making their next camp site. Two leaders from each group were in charge of the decision making and navigation for the day, overseen by a teaching staff member and outdoor professional.”
Venture participant Harry Dowling said, “My Venture experience was a very positive and enjoyable one. We had a really interesting route with a variety of bush, beach and river walks, as well as rafting and canoeing.”
“Our group really bonded which allowed us to get to camp in good time and relax. Although we had some very long days, these were quickly forgotten when we arrived at camp and got on with what had to be done.”
“It was an enjoyable experience that the current Year 9s should be looking forward to and one I will never forget.”
“The expectations that all Christ Church boys have regarding Venture are both satisfied and exceeded, and I learnt invaluable lessons regarding all aspects of life that I will use every day,” said fellow participant, Rohan Waring.