William Pike Challenge Award 2023

The William Pike Challenge Award is an outdoor activity based challenge program run over one school year. Select groups of students participate in outdoor activities, community service and develop a new sport, hobby or skill. The WPCA is a journey for New Zealand's youth to learn and grow in the outdoors. A gateway to new experiences and opportunities. A way of fostering a passion for the Kiwi Culture, for living life and a means of developing a positive youth culture for the nation.

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You can also keep up to date with William and other schools involved in the WPCA: https://www.facebook.com/pikechallenge. 2023 will be the 12th year that Loburn School has been involved in the WPCA, and like previous years, all year 8's participate. In March 2021, William celebrated Loburn Schools 10yr association with the WPC. Here is a copy of the video of the evening.


The challenges include:

  • Overnight tramp to the Woolshed Creek Hut

  • Caving at Cave Stream

  • Rakahuri Rage 6hr Mountain Bike event

  • Climb Mt Thomas

  • Team Building / Ropes day at the Groynes

  • Night tramp to Lake Daniels

  • Kayaking

  • 10km run / walk

  • 20 hours community service

  • Learn a new skill / hobby

  • Climb another local mountain

Have a look at this video of the 2016 year 8's that William put together. Hawdon Tramp Video

Video attached of our 2016 trip to Cave Stream. Cave Stream Video