Christchurch Students Look To The Great Outdoors
Students from Hammersley Park School, in Shirley, Christchurch, have been studying the benefits of challenging themselves in the outdoors. BAB team member Shelley Hersey went to see how their study was going, answering their many questions on what it was like to be an adventurer and climber.
The students have been exploring why it is beneficial to step outside their comfort zone, and to test themselves with new challenges. When Shelley explained the Backyard and Beyond expedition, the students especially loved the idea of living outside continuously for a month.
Teacher Antony Johnson and his Year 6 class hope to travel to Stewart Island later this year, with the intention of developing their own outdoor skills.