William Pike Challenge Award 2019:

Articles written by Loburn School students are featured in the May 2019 edition of Education Beyond the Classroom.

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.

Keep up to date with all notices, challenges by following my blog: https://blog.seesaw.me/wpca2019/ You can also keep up to date with William and other schools involved in the WPCA: https://www.facebook.com/pikechallenge. 2019 will be the 8th year that Loburn School has been involved in the WPCA, and like previous years, all year 8's participate. The challenges include:

  • 2 day tramp up the Hawdon Valley

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

  • Caving at Cave Stream

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

  • Rakahuri Rage 6hr Mountain Bike event

Have a look at the video that Benj took of the 2016 Rakahuri Rage. Rakahuri Rage

  • 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

Feel free to have a read of our WPCA newsletters:.

Newsletter Term 2 2018