Yallingup Expedition

Year 11 Outdoor Education

 

For the first time in recent history, Mazenod College has two classes of Year 11 students taking Outdoor Education as a subject. Both groups had their first expedition of the year, heading down to Yallingup to explore Ngilgi Cave, hike the Cape to Cape track, fish and complete an orienteering activity in Fremantle on the way home. The groups were accompanied by staff members Ross Websdale and Jake Akmens and assisted by Old Boys  Brandon Truss (13) and Tim Wallis (17).

 

 

 

The boys were left in awe of Ngilgi cave, frustrated by the weed and snags at Canal Rocks while fishing and infuriated in their search for Geocaches on the first day. Day two saw the boys hike 18km along the Cape to Cape track from Smiths Beach to Shelley Cove and then make amends for the small number of fish caught on day one with a fantastic session at Smiths Beach. Over 30 fish were caught from sand whiting to tarwine. Day three saw the group pack up camp and head to Fremantle for their final challenge, orienteering around the historic city.

 

 

 

The boys were fantastic over the three days and the staff had a very easy and pleasant expedition. Thanks to the students for making it such an enjoyable experience and thank you for the help of Mr Akmens and the Old Boys for their supervision and leadership.

 

Ross Websdale

Outdoor Education Teacher