Spirit of Adventure and Outward Bound Scholarships
The Mt Wellington Foundation provides our school with scholarships for students who live in the Trust area to undertake an adventure of a lifetime on the Spirit of New Zealand sail training ship or at Outward Bound in the Marlborough Sounds. These outdoor education experiences are generally for Year 12 students and helps to build their confidence and team leadership skills.
Quentin Stephens recently went on the Outward Bound course and came back full of enthusiasm and motivation. He was pushed out of his comfort zone with a range of physical outdoor challenges and learnt how to lead and get the best out of everyone in a team. He says it was the best 21 days of his life and he’d highly recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity.
Hannah Pepe, Jessica O’Brien and Carissa Uaea have all undertaken ten day voyages on the Spirit of New Zealand this year. They have not only learned how to sail a ship and made friends with other students, but also learned important life lessons along the way. “I am positive this experience has made me the person I want to be”. (Jessica O’Brien)
If your student is interested in undertaking one of these voyages in 2019, then they can make an application at the Careers Office.