Published on: 27 November 2015

Today, 195 exhausted and exhilarated Year 10 boys returned home from Venture, an 11-day journey through the bushland and coastal settings of the Walpole-Nornalup National Park.

The boys trekked along bushland and coastal tracks, canoed down the Shannon River, rafted around Broke Inlet and experienced the picturesque forest, beaches, and waterways of WA’s south.

Director of Activities, Mr Neil Saggers said the boys had a great time exploring the majestic Karri and Red Tingle forests and the rugged and exposed beach areas of the southern coastline.

“We had very windy conditions this year, which changed some of our canoeing and rafting plans. The boys coped with the conditions really well and completed three community service projects in the Walpole area, with excellent results,” he said.

In its 25th year, Venture is a rite of passage for Year 10 boys and provides a life long learning experience filled with unique memories.

The boys experienced real challenges and used problem-solving skills to adapt to unexpected and adventurous situations. They were challenged to take calculated healthy risks and had a fabulous time doing so.