On Wednesday the 26th October students in the VCE Unit 2 Outdoor and Environmental Studies travelled to Mt the Surf Coast, students are undertaking an investigation on the environments and how different activities and humans impact on the natural environment, they began setting up camp in Torquay followed by a walk to the local surf beach for a Surfing Lesson. All students had a go in the good surfing conditions, finishing the day with some warm showers and a BBQ dinner.
On the Thursday students had to get ready for a day in the sky, and possibly face some fears doing high ropes in the Great Otway National Park at the Live Wire Park in Lorne. Students showing resilience, leadership and persistence to make their way through the different obstacles, braving the elements of rain and wind. After a completing the ropes course students had a nice walk to Erskine Falls, after the rain over the last couple of weeks was in full flow. The drive back to Torquay was a quiet one as many students were exhausted.
On the last day, Friday, students completed some Conservation Activities, one of the members of ANGAIR – Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the Preservation of Flora and Fauna met the students in Anglesea with some volunteers to complete the conservation activity of weed eradication. Students removing invasive plant species to allow the native plants to thrive once again. Students worked hard for an hour removing a large section of these invasive plants.
Overall students had a great time learning a lot about the environment and having great experiences.